Nuclear energy in Argentina
In Argentina, about 7% of the electricity comes from 2 operational nuclear reactors: The Embalse Río Tercero plant, a CANDU6 reactor, and the Atucha 1 plant, a PHWR German design. In 2001, the plant was modified to burn Slightly Enriched Uranium, making it the first PHWR reactor to burn that fuel worldwide. Atucha originally was planned to be a complex with various reactors. Atucha 2 (similar to Atucha 1 but more powerful) is approximately 80% built, and is expected to produce 745MWh when completed. Plans for Atucha III, a third reactor in the Atucha complex, have been announced.
Argentina also has some other research reactors, and exports nuclear technology. Nucleoeléctrica of Argentina and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited are negotiating over the contracts and project delivery model for a new 740 MWe Candu nuclear power plant.
- "Una nueva central nuclear, 30 años después". 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "Canada, Argentina and China to cooperate on Candu projects". World Nuclear News. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2010-06-20.