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Brazil ditches nuclear reactor plans, in favour of renewable energy and gas

Brazil shelves plans to build new nuclear plants Google News 10 May (AFP) BRASILIA — Brazil said Wednesday it has shelved plans to build new nuclear power stations in the coming years in the wake of last year’s Fukushima disaster in Japan.

The previous government led by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had planned to construct between four and eight new nuclear plants through 2030….. “The last plan, which runs through 2020, does not envisage any (new) nuclear power station because there is no need for it. Demand is met with hydro-electrical power and complementary energy sources such as wind, thermal and natural gas,” Energy ministry’s executive secretary, Marcio Zimmermann said in remarks released by the ministry Wednesday. “The 2021 plan, as far as I know, will not consider nuclear power stations either, ” he added, ….

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May 10, 2012 - Posted by | Brazil, business and costs

1 Comment »

  1. Thank goodness (and Yemaya)! Humanity will not be able to indefinitely contain the extremely toxic radioactive waste from over 400 nukes in the northern hemisphere. The jet streams are distributing the radioisotopes throughout northern hemisphere air, and the Pacific ocean currents are also distributing Fukushima (and soon Hanford) radiation mainly thru the northern waters. There is hope that the human species may survive long term in the southern hemisphere, since there are only 5 nukes there, if they can be closed and their toxic waste contained.

    Comment by Miss N. Democracy | June 16, 2012 | Reply


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