The National Government Will Build An Uranium Production Plant In Chubut

Author:Alfaro -Abogados
Profession:Alfaro-Abogados
 
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It is a pilot project for the production of uranium in Cerro Solo, a deposit located in the center of Chubut, which according to the Mining Code belongs to the National Commission of Atomic Energy. This is one of the 39 projects listed by the national Government for the province of Chubut. According to the budget that is presently discussed through the chambers in Congress, the works are expected to be concluded in 2019.

In Chubut, though mining is expressly forbidden by the provincial Law 5,001, uranium is considered technically as a fuel. Moreover, while permits are usually granted as concessions approved by the provinces, the Mining Code establishes that the deposit located in Cerro Solo is a property of the National Commission of Atomic Energy. This implies that the national government (of which the Commission is part) has the powers to decide to make use of it. The estimated reserves of the deposit are of 30 million pounds considering a production period of ten years.

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