"Chile, U.S. Sign Nuclear Energy Accord"

"SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile and the U.S. signed a nuclear energy accord Friday even as fears of radiation spread in Japan after a devastating earthquake and tsunami severely damaged some of its nuclear reactors.

A day earlier, White House officials wouldn't even confirm the long-awaited signing, which was supposed to be a high-profile moment in President Barack Obama's visit with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday.

The accord was signed by U.S. Ambassador Alejandro Wolff and Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno."

Federico Quilodran reports for the Associated Press March 18, 2011.

Source: AP, 03/22/2011