Nuclear power plant in Argentina has start date pushed back

The $2.46 billion, 700 MW Atucha II nuclear power plant in Argentina had its startup date pushed back to mid-2013, according to BNamericas.

Preparatory tests were reportedly started at the plant in September 2011 and the plant was originally planned to go online earlier in 2012.

Atucha II is located at the same site as the 357 MW Atucha I plant, and the Atucha III plant is expected to be completed in 2016, the article said. Nucleoelectrica Argentina (NA-SA) also owns the 600 MW Embalse nuclear plant in Cordoba province.

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