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Mar 15th, 2011 10:38 PM #1
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Venezuela halts nuclear plans
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday he suspended his country's fledgling nuclear energy programme in the wake of the disaster affecting power plants hit in Japan by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
"I have directed (Energy) Minister (Rafael) Ramirez to freeze the plans we have been advancing, for preliminary studies of a peaceful Venezuelan nuclear programme," the president said at a public event broadcast on television.
"What has happened in the last hours is extremely risky and dangerous for the whole world, because despite the advanced technology that Japan has, just look at what has been happening with some nuclear reactors. The magnitude of the nuclear problem in Japan is not known," Chavez said.
Venezuela signed an agreement in 2010 with Russia to begin to build the first nuclear power plant in the South American country, an agreement which aroused the suspicion of the United States.
Chavez's comments came after a fresh fire broke out at a quake-hit Japanese atomic power plant early Wednesday, compounding Japan's nuclear crisis.
Engineers have been desperately battling a nuclear meltdown at the 40-year-old plant since a massive earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems last Friday and fuel rods began overheating.
There have been four explosions and two fires at four of the plant's six reactors and radioactive material has been released into the atmosphere.Removed Spam link from Sig.
Mar 15th, 2011 11:04 PM #2
Hi, can you post a link with that story please."America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed
Mar 15th, 2011 11:11 PM #3
Yahoo's story he says he figures this is going to drive up the demand for petroleum.
So basically " I have seen Nuclear Energy is evil. Come buy my oil!"Mr. T made his van go twice the speed of light because he wanted to prove that quantum physics was a bunch of jibba jabba.
Mar 16th, 2011 12:27 AM #4
He's/she's only posting to advertise with the links in his/her signature. If you check this posters other post are all thread creations with no thread replies.
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