Argentina recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Atucha II Nuclear Power Plant, on the occasion of completing its construction – thirty years after breaking ground in June 1981. The project is a source of immense pride in a country that was once a leader in nuclear energy development in Latin America.
According to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s inspiring speech embedded below, Argentina has solid plans to regain its former leadership position in this important enabling technology. One of the great things about the speech was the recognition that using more power is a sign of industrial strength and development. It is not something to be avoided through self denial and “energy conservation” programs.
Hat tip to Simon Filiatrault who posted a blog titled Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, opening statment of the Atucha II Nuclear Power Plant and to John Wheeler of This Week In Nuclear, who called my attention to Simon’s post with an October 2 tweet.