Argentine New Nuclear Power Plant To Start In June


The new Argentinean Atucha II Nuclear Power Plant, whose construction began in 1981, will start generating power in June, Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido said.

The first hot test and pressure test of the primary circuit and moderator of Atucha 2 was successfully completed on January 5, so that in the month of June it will be running, said De Vido adding that “this will be one of the milestones that mark the national energy sector in 2013”.

The Minister made the announcement during an opening ceremony related to the construction of two dams in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, which will change the Argentinean energy matrix.

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