Brazil indefinitely suspends plans to spend hundreds of billions on nuclear energy. The move...


Brazil indefinitely suspends plans to spend hundreds of billions on nuclear energy. The move strikes some as curious given the country's large uranium reserves and both energy companies and regulatory bodies still remaining fans of the technology. What happened? Fukushima.
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  • Whitehawk
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    Perhaps Brazil ought to send a delegation to France to study their commercial nuclear power complex, instead of make decisions based on hysteria. However, one wonders if security was a factor in the decision.
    4 Sep 2012, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • robgra
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    Did anyone think to tell Germany that?
    4 Sep 2012, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    More likely finances...they are going broke again
    4 Sep 2012, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • DAG Investments
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    Is it possible that the decision has little, or even nothing, to do with Fukushima? Is it possible that they simply decided that there are other things to spend those hundreds of billions of dollars on? Perhaps they simply decided that money should be spent building roads that don't have holes big enough to house a family of four before exponentially increasing the number of trucks full of nuclear material driving across those roads. Or, perhaps they decided to spend that money recovering the seemingly endless amounts of oil the country owns so that they don't need nuclear energy until their oil runs out in another hundred years or so. It seems there are lots of possibilities beyond what the one person cited in the article decided to speculate on, despite having no real knowledge of the decision.
    4 Sep 2012, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • pharm1
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    big oil wins again
    5 Sep 2012, 12:43 AM Reply Like
  • Iced Cafelito
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    It seems more related to big oil interests and the ability of producing electricity cheaperly with their huge reserves of natural gas.
    5 Sep 2012, 03:10 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Well if its big oil...Brazil owns the big oil in their country...Petrobras is owned by the country
    5 Sep 2012, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • MK-South Florida
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    I don't see the source of the news anywhere. I have google the text of the article and does not appear.
    5 Sep 2012, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • DAG Investments
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    Click the link in the first sentence.
    5 Sep 2012, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • MK-South Florida
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    Thank you DAG
    5 Sep 2012, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • DAG Investments
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    you're quite welcome
    5 Sep 2012, 05:15 PM Reply Like
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