Argentina announced restart of the Pilcaniyeu enrichment plant

Speaking at the Atucha II nuclear power plant on February 18, 2015, President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina announced that "Argentina is back in the select club of 11 countries that can produce enriched uranium."

The announcement followed earlier reports that suggested that Argentina was going to restart production of enriched uranium at its Pilcaniyeu plant in the fall of 2014.

Argentina first announced its intention to restart the plant in Pilcaniyeu in October 2010. At the time the plant was expected to produce first enriched uranium in 2011.