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Tag: Eletronuclear

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The former president of the state-owned energy company Eletronuclear Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva was sentenced to 43 years in prison for bribery, money laundering, obstructing the Lava Jato...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Four companies being investigated for bribes in the Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash) have announced they are withdrawing from the consortium for the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3, scheduled...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sixteenth phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation has started this morning with a focus on electricity companies, especially Eletronuclear, a subsidy of Eletrobras. Eletronuclear's President Othon...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Japanese Consulate in Rio de Janeiro opened their phone lines for people seeking information about the devastation in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. So far, mostly Brazilian journalists...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is the world's tenth largest consumer of energy, and nuclear energy accounts for a little more than three percent of the country's electricity. Brazil's energy policy has long been based...

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