Tuesday, 23 October 2012 22:36
Studies to continue after being halted due to Japan’s Fukushima meltdown in 2011.
After being stalled since early 2011, Energy Undersecretary Sergio del Campo said on Tuesday that Chile would resume exploring nuclear energy at the beginning of 2013. Reports concerning the viability of nuclear energy were halted due to the meltdown of the Fukushima power plant in Japan.
“We are going to start next year,” del Campo said
at a discussion hosted by the Australian-Chilean Chamber of Commerce. “We have always said that we weren’t going to stop these studies. What we are going to do is continue analyzing this possibility for future governments.”
Energy Ministry officials insisted that his statements do not mark the beginning of a nuclear energy program in Chile, but rather that the current administration does not want to rule out the possibility of nuclear energy in the future.
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