The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan has increased pressure on the Brazilian government to justify the use of nuclear power, but there is little evidence that President Dilma Rousseffs administration plans to make any major changes to Brazil's nuclear-power program (Programa Nuclear Brasileiro, PNB). Rousseff has made no direct public comments about the PNB since the accident in Japan, but Secretary of Science and Technology Aloizio Mercadante reiterated the government's intention to continue the program, launched in 1985 with the inauguration of the Angra 1 power station during the administration of then President José Sarney (1985-1990)'
Aronovich, Graziela. "Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Proceeding with Nuclear Power despite Fukushima Accident." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/41