Brazil Agrees to Inspection of Nuclear Site

In a step toward resolving a longstanding impasse with the United Nations nuclear monitoring agency, the Brazilian government has agreed to grant inspectors access to a plant Brazil has built to produce nuclear fuel for both domestic use and eventual sale abroad.Whether the limited access allowed to the three inspectors, who arrived here this week, will be enough to satisfy the agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is not yet clear. Although the I.A.E.A. has withheld any public judgment, Brazilian officials are already talking of a breakthrough. “What has changed now is the attitude of trying to seek a solution that at the same time guarantees the preservation of our technology and permits the agency to be certain that there is no diversion of material within the factory,” Odair Gonçalves, president of Brazil’s national nuclear commission, said at a news conference here on Monday.Full Story

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