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The highest Catholic authorities in Patagonia, Argentina, rejected a plan announced by the provincial government and the Mauricio Macri administration to build a nuclear power station in Rio Negro. During the meeting chaired by Bishop emeritus Virginio Bressaneli, diocesan Administrator of Neuquén, the Bishops clearly expressed their opposition and dislikeness regarding the project of nuclear power station, by highlighting the ill-effects and the consequences of the project.

As reported by, the Bishops remarked that “Today the conditions for the executions of this project do not exist, while recognizing the country’s need to increase its production of electrical power, the job opportunities the power station would offer.” Further, they added, “A nuclear plant produces dangerous refuse which remains radio-active for a long  period of time and implicates a very high cost and the consequences of failure or accident are extremely serious and irreparable.”

The Bishops also highlighted and stressed the urgency to generate other types of energy which do not give off gases responsible for climate change.