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Title: Present status and prospects of nuclear power in Mexico

Mexico decided to build its first nuclear power plant at the end of 1972. Actual construction in Laguna Verde started in early 1977 and after several changes in the structure of the project, CFE has taken full responsibility for engineering and construction since 1981 of the first nuclear power project. The first unit is in the process of commissioning and operation planned for 1987. As far as the prospects of nuclear power in Mexico, although it is obvious that has to have a very important role in the energy future of the country, the international situation has had an influence on the Mexican scene, and has led to a relatively strong opposition on the part of ecologists and political opponents.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6006432
Report Number(s):
CONF-870905-
Journal ID: CODEN: TANSA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 56:1; Conference: 6. Pacific Basin nuclear conference, Beijing, China, 7 Sep 1987
Research Org:
Comision Federal de Electricidad, Rodano (Mexico)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LAGUNA VERDE-1 REACTOR; CONSTRUCTION; LAGUNA VERDE-2 REACTOR; MEXICO; NUCLEAR POWER; PLANNING; REACTOR OPERATION; BWR TYPE REACTORS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; LATIN AMERICA; NORTH AMERICA; OPERATION; POWER; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 293000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 210100 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled