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Rockntractor
10-16-2010, 01:16 AM
http://www.energydigital.com/news/full-range-energy-choices/first-nuclear-facility-venezuela-russia-s-help

Russia agrees to support Venezuela in construction of its first nuclear power station over next 15 years, expected to upset U.S.Andrea Marino | Fri Oct 15, 2010 Russia has signed an agreement with Venezuela for the construction of its first ever nuclear power station. The decision to build the nuclear plant is expected to increase concerns in the U.S. particularly due to the close collaboration, which occurred between Caracas and Moscow. Russia claims to be fully prepared to assist Venezuela in the new power station.

The announcement was made by Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, following a visit to Russia by Venezuela President, Hugo Chávez, which lasted a total of two days. As the country of Venezuela is heavily reliant on its major oil and gas industry, Chavez believes that nuclear power will serve as an alternative energy source for the country’s needs.

Russia’s President has openly affirmed that this agreement is not expected to be well-received by Washington, however still supported the rights of Venezuela to the use of nuclear technology. Though costs for the Venezuela nuclear power plant have not been indicated, the facility is due to be fully built within the following 10 to 15 years.

"An agreement has just been signed on co-operation in the atomic sphere. I don't know who will shudder at this," Medvedev said following his meeting with Chavez. “The president [of Venezuela] said there will be countries in which this will provoke different emotions. But I want to say specially that our intentions are absolutely pure and open." Chavez also added that Moscow supports Caracas in having, “a full range of energy choices.”

This meeting between the presidents marks Chavez’s ninth visit to Moscow. Chavez has previously purchased billions of dollars worth of military equipment from Russia. The two leaders have promised that a continued military and technical cooperation will remain through the future.

Sonnabend
10-16-2010, 01:54 AM
A modern day Cuba analogue?

Rockntractor
10-16-2010, 02:11 AM
A modern day Cuba analogue?

I'm sure this deal had Obamas blessing long before this became news.

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 12:09 PM
An oil rich nation using Nuclear power? someone is thinking forward. If only we made a few of those nuclear plants.

Nubs
10-16-2010, 01:58 PM
An oil rich nation using Nuclear power? someone is thinking forward. If only we made a few of those nuclear plants.

You really are batshit stupid, aren't you?

Wei Wu Wei
10-16-2010, 02:00 PM
not making their nuclear plants. lol we should be making our own.

Odysseus
10-16-2010, 02:50 PM
An oil rich nation using Nuclear power? someone is thinking forward. If only we made a few of those nuclear plants.
Yes, and the person who had better be thinking forward is the Colombian civil defense minister, who will have to be able to come up with a plan to survive a nuclear strike when Chavez gives FARC a nuke.

not making their nuclear plants. lol we should be making our own.

Gladly. If only we didn't have a shrill, hysterical anti-nuclear movement that uses lawfare to keep new plants from being approved and built.

warpig
10-16-2010, 03:00 PM
The Cuban missile crisis was more about getting the US to leave Castro and Cuba alone than having their weapons in the area. This they achieved. This new situation may be a extension of the same desires. They recognize the paper tiger of the Obama's administration and feel that the timing is right.

m00
10-16-2010, 05:12 PM
The Cuban missile crisis was more about getting the US to leave Castro and Cuba alone than having their weapons in the area. This they achieved. This new situation may be a extension of the same desires. The recognize the paper tiger of the Obama's administration and feel that the timing is right.

It's more like a paper duck, to be honest.