by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 12, 2016
A contract with Russia for the construction of a new unit for Argentina's Atucha Nuclear Power Plant may be signed by the end of 2016, Russian Ambassador to Argentina Viktor Koronelli said. Koronelli added that new agreements are being discussed on the delivery of low-enriched nuclear fuel and its components for research needs.
"The plans remain and haven't gone anywhere. Three nuclear power stations are currently functioning in Argentina and the construction project contains another three units, one of which is in cooperation with Russia.
"Work is currently underway on the preparation and agreement of the appropriate intergovernmental agreement. Experts are working and representatives from Rosatom regularly travel [to Argentina] and the process is continuing.
"It's premature to speak of exact dates, but I don't exclude that the document may be prepared by the end of the current year, but I don't want to get ahead of myself because much depends on the specialists who are working right now," Koronelli told RIA Novosti in an interview.
The Atucha Nuclear Power Plant is located just over 60 miles from the country's capital of Buenos Aires.
Source: Sputnik News
Nuclear Energy Industry News
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.|