Mexico Weighs Building 2 New Nuclear Reactors

Mexico Weighs Building 2 New Nuclear Reactors

Mexico is considering adding two new reactors to the country’s only nuclear power plant.
 
Mexico’s energy official told Reuters that studies currently under review show the potential to add two reactors to the dual-unit Laguna Verde nuclear power plant. Officials have not said how much the reactors would cost to build, or whether or not private investment could be used to help finance the potential projects, the article said.
 
The Laguna Verde nuclear plant was built in 1976, but did not begin operating until 1990. State-owned electricity company CFE operates the plant. An upgrade at Laguna Verde plant earlier in 2015 increased the generating capacity of the plant by about 16 percent to 1,620 MW.
 
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