Chile-US nuclear agreement

I may be traveling but this is too easy to pass up. Chile and the U.S. signed a nuclear cooperation agreement Friday, in the middle of the Japan nuclear crisis. What makes me post now is that Chile posted the agreement on its foreign ministry website, but the link is just a graphic that says “Acuerdos Chile-EEUU,” which means “Chile-US agreements.” The link goes to a page with the nuclear agreement in English and Spanish, but the document is posted as a PDF graphic — meaning that it won’t show up in search engines as people look for the text. It also makes it impossible to cut and paste.

As a service to you and to history, here are the documents as searchable, copyable, pasteable PDFs. Enjoy.

English Chile-US nuclear agreement

Acuerdo Chile-EEUU sobre energía nuclear


6 thoughts on “Chile-US nuclear agreement


    With Adobe Acrobat you can save it. If you want the agreement I can send it by e-mail.

  2. sapitosetty Post author

    OK maybe I wasn’t clear — the versions here are already OCR’ed and saved so you can search the text. But thanks for the offer!

  3. Kepler


    Is there such a thing as a Green party in Chile? I suppose they are come-flores. Germany is really getting off nuclear power now. I don’t see the kind of discussion I follow in German news about nuclear power in English news or in Spanish or French.
    US Americans have nuclear plants right in California’s most active region. Are they round the bend or have they really developed technology Japanese ignore?
    Couldn’t Chile use its water to produce more power? Its air? Its sun in the Atacama desert?

  4. Lemmy Caution

    Hi Kepler, today I saw a Kepler street in Fellbach near Stuttgart ;-)
    While in Germany energy consumption is flat, in Chile there is a growing demand. New water power projects allways encounter resistance from naciones originarias groups.
    They are starting open cast mining in a nice and ecologically sensitive island in patagonia for some coal plants. No good for the island and CO2 emitions. The coal doesn’t have a high energy content like the german brown coal. There is a nice article and movie on which is currently offline.
    Regenerative energies are still more expensive.
    Well, I think nuclear energy isn’t a good idea in a country as sismic as Chile. Bachelet allready inaugurated 2 small nuclear test plants, which weren’t afected by the 27f quake.
    There won’t be a resistance comparable with that in Germany. Here you can’t win elections, if you are pro-nuke.
    In Argentina, which is mostly not a sismical country, the left peronists are pro nuke. . Personally I kind of understand their positions, though of course there are problems, especially with storing of nuclear waste. Here’s the rare case of an interesting article about brazilian nuclear energy generation in a otherwise hardcore clownish news portal (

    1. Kepler

      Hi, Lemmy. Have you been to Weil der Stadt? I would love to visit the Keplermuseum.
      Well, you have to own up the CDU is not doing a good PR job. I even have vergüenza ajena. My sources say Grün! infiltrated Brüderle into the CDU, he was a sleeper agent and now is active.
      I don’t know about the details in Chile, but I would bet a visionary government could well bet on an open research on alternative technologies…not so much out of “ganas de comer flores” and “abrazar árboles”, but because this can be a way in the future after all. One of the things that worries me really is this with the final deposits…and I don’t read about it.
      And what about wind mills?
      Of course, Chile’s energy is going to grow, but it would be interesting to see if they really need to consume as much energy to produce what they want.

  5. Lemmy Caution

    Weil der Stadt is very close to Stuttgart, but am only in this region for a consulting gig by train. Can’t even distinguish dialects of the Pfälzer, Badenser y Schwaben I work with. For me it sounds all the same.
    I don´t expect muscho visiones from the Piñera Government. He tries to run the country like a company.
    There might be a chance to subsidize some small companies for regenerative energies in cooperation with northern european companies to start things up and export to other latinamerican countries. They won´t, at least not on a great scale. Well, of course they still have other priorities like poverty.
    Nevertheless they see energy as a bottleneck and I guess they are right. Chilean friends tell me about 6 or 7 greater electrical power outages a year. And if they grow with 5%-6% GDP for some years more there will be more problems soon.
    In the last years they´ve run large-scale public projects worse than one might expect. Transtiago or the train from Santiago – Puerto Montt (bit more than 1000 km) which currently runs only to Talca (about 260 km) with old spanish local traffic trains. My very own eyes have seen wooden planks for that train line in the garden of a friend of a friend for sale in Chillán. Great business jaja. There are murky deals in post-earthquake reconstruction, too.
    So running atomic energy plants in a country that sismic is scary for me.

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