The relaunch of nuclear in Mexico

The relaunch of nuclear in Mexico

The governments of Mexico and the United States signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. The agreement “responds to Mexico’s interest in strengthening its nuclear sector in a safe manner,” according to the Secretary of Energy (Sener). The signing of the agreement in question coincided with the visit of the Mexican Foreign Minister, Luis Videgaray, to Washington, where he met with the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo.

In Mexico there are only two nuclear reactors that make up a complex located in the Punta Limón region, in the state of Veracruz, in the southeast of the country. Both have the same power and were inaugurated in 1989 and 1995, however the first reactor only started operating in 1990 and the second in 1995.

The Laguna Verde complex barely had the capacity to supply approximately 5% of the national electricity. Currently, the National Nuclear Research Institute (ININ) and the agency in charge of the country’s nuclear safety, the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards are still active.

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.