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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2011, Article ID 140373, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/140373
Project Report

CAREM Project Status

1Gerencia CAREM, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Avenida del Libertador 8250, (1429) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, (8400) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
3Centro Atómico Constituyentes, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Avenida General. Paz 1499, (1650) San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Ruta 237 Km 1278, Arroyito, (8313) Neuquén, Argentina
5Gerencia CAREM, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (UNSAM), Avenida del Libertador 8250, (1429) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 31 August 2010; Accepted 17 December 2010

Academic Editor: Juan Pablo Ordonez

Copyright © 2011 H. Boado Magan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

CAREM is a CNEA (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica) project. This project consists of the development, design, and construction of a small nuclear power plant. First, a prototype of an electrical output of about 27 MW, CAREM 25, will be built in order to validate the innovation of the CAREM concept and then developed to commercial version. After several years of development, the CAREM Project reached such a maturity level that the Argentine government decided on the construction of CAREM prototype. Several activities are ongoing with the purpose of obtaining the construction permit for the CAREM prototype.