Various sectors of civil society began an offensive against the unexpected announcement by the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that it would resume expansion of its nuclear-energy program. Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Lobao, who made the announcement, said the government plans to construct between 50 and 60 new nuclear plants in Brazil in the next 50 years. Lobao made the announcement Sept. 12 at Angra dos Reis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at the site where the Lula administration wants to finish the country's third nuclear plant.
NotiSur writers. "BRAZILIAN SOCIETY ON OFFENSE AGAINST NUCLEAR PLANS OF PRESIDENT LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA." (2008). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/162