RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The plant began to be built 37 years ago. Now the work is to be resumed and may finally be ready. If this happens, Brazil will double its capacity for generating nuclear energy. Is it worth it?
Brazil's nuclear program began on a beach. More specifically, the Areia Preta beach, in the center of Guarapari, 60 kilometers from Vitória, the capital of Espírito Santo.
It is made of monazite sand, from which it is possible to extract thorium - a metal that can be converted into uranium-233, used to power nuclear reactors and . . .