According to the Russian company Rosatom, the Center for Research and Development in Nuclear Technology to be located in the city of El Alto, Bolivia, will be the most advanced in Latin America. The agreements for its construction were signed on September 19, 2016. The delivery of the first facilities is scheduled for the end of 2019.
The center will incorporate a radiopharmacologic cyclotron for medical studies and several scientific laboratories: analysis of active neutrons, radioisotopes, radiobiology and plasma. "From a safety point of view, the proposed scientific reactor is absolutely safe. The project will incorporate all kinds of safety measures: multi-level protection, internal protection, resistance to user errors. power and operates with a small amount of nuclear material, all of which rules out radioactive influence on the environment in the event of incidents, "explained Rosatom's chief project officer, Evgueni Pakermanov.
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