Related Topic: Argentina

Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

A 13-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to Argentina concluded that the Nuclear Regulatory Authority "demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety", and also recommended areas for improvements.

Regulation & Safety 15 September 2022


Argentina adds dry fuel storage at Atucha I

Argentina adds dry fuel storage at Atucha I

A new dry fuel storage facility at the Atucha nuclear power plant will store fuel assemblies the pressurised heavy water reactor has used over its 48 years of operation as the unit undergoes refurbishment. The facility was built by an Argentine supply chain.

Waste & Recycling 30 August 2022


NA-SA, INA to collaborate on Atucha environmental studies

NA-SA, INA to collaborate on Atucha environmental studies

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has signed a cooperation framework agreement with the National Water Institute (Instituto Nacional del Agua, INA) related to the sustainable management of water resources, a step forward in obtaining the environmental licence for nuclear projects at the Atucha site near Lima in Buenos Aires Province.

Regulation & Safety 24 August 2022


Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Argentina is preparing to refurbish Atucha I, the first nuclear power reactor in South America, so that it may generate power for a further 20 years. A framework to regulate the work has been agreed.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2022


Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Alejandro Estevez says Nucleoeléctrica Argentina is "taking the appropriate steps to be able to move forward with this project" in response to comments from former Undersecretary of Nuclear Energy Julián Gadano.

New Nuclear 23 May 2022


Nucleoeléctrica to support Chinese Candu refurbishment

Nucleoeléctrica to support Chinese Candu refurbishment

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has signed a contract with China National Nuclear Corporation to provide technical assistance to support retubing work as part of the refurbishment of China's Qinshan nuclear power plant. The Argentinean company said it is drawing on experience gained during work to extend the operating life of the Embalse nuclear power plant.

Corporate 23 March 2022


China and Argentina sign nuclear project deal

China and Argentina sign nuclear project deal

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina and China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the development of the Atucha 3 nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 02 February 2022


Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment

Neutrino detection kit has been installed within the containment of Argentina's Atucha 2 reactor in support of a US-Argentine experiment to learn more about the mysterious particles.

Corporate 07 December 2021


Atucha 1 works towards long-term operation

Atucha 1 works towards long-term operation

Nucleoelectrica Argentina has been given feedback on its preparation of Atucha 1 for long-term operation by an International Atomic Energy Agency team. It is the third such mission at the request of the Argentinian government.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2021


Argentina invests in nuclear education

Argentina invests in nuclear education

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina has renewed its nuclear energy pavilion within the country's Tecnópolis 'mega exhibition', which has re-opened in its tenth edition, Cultivating the Human. Visitors can learn about nuclear energy in a specially created control room simulator.

Corporate 10 November 2021