Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Brazil Revives Nuclear Power

A government-controlled Brazilian firm is forging ahead with plans to resume expansion of Brazil's nuclear power program. Greenpeace protesters demonstrate against Brazil's Angra 3 nuclear plant last November.

Gee, I am surprised ... enviro-Marxists demonstrating against power plants. You think they would stick with the Amazon rain forest.

The Brazilian government has authorized the company, Electronuclear, to go back to work on the nation's third nuclear power plant -- Work on the Angra 3 reactor, near Rio de Janeiro, has been stalled for 22 years by a lack of money and political issues.

Brazil is the 10th-largest energy consumer in the world, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It's the third-largest consumer in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada.

Brazil is making a wise decision, nations of the world would be wise to start investing in clean nuclear power. There has been quite a bit of progress in reactor design in the last 30 years, despite most countries shutting down the construction.

Next we need to decide a strategy for nuclear waste disposal.

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