New Projects, Nuclear

Canada and Argentina sign nuclear development pact

26 May 2006 – A Canadian nuclear company is to jointly develop a feasibility study with two Argentinean parties that could lead to the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the South American country.

The study is part of a memorandum of understanding that was signed by Atomic Energy of Canada and Nucleoelectrica Argentina and Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica.

In addition to the feasibility study the three bodies will work together on several nuclear projects including the development of an Argentinean dry spent fuel storage facility, fuel cycle design and heavy water supply.

If the Argentinean government gives permission for the construction of a new nuclear power plant, it would be the country’s fourth in operation.