Crisis puts region’s nuclear nations on spot


Japan’s scramble to contain radiation from a damaged nuclear complex following this month’s earthquake and tsunami drew varied responses from authorities in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, the three Latin American nations with atomic-power plants. In Mexico, officials toured the country’s lone nuclear-power station, the twin-reactor Laguna Verde facility in the state of Veracruz. They then issued a statement pronouncing the reactors in good order but pledging to embrace safety recommendations made in the wake of Japan’s crisis, which has centered on the six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. “Mexico will remain attentive to the results of the investigations and studies that are undertaken regarding the events in Japan and will adopt and implement any directives that the International Atomic Energy Agency issues... [Log in to read more]

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