Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival Gets Duterte’s Approval

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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi has finally convinced President Rodrigo Duterte to reactivate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

 Duterte, who initially rejected the use of nuclear energy in the Philippines under his government, had a change of heart and gave a go signal to proceed with plans to reactivate the nuclear plant in Bataan.

During a press briefing in Santa Rita, Batangas on Friday, November 11, Secretary Cusi said that President Duterte only expressed his concerns on the safety and security aspects of the operation of the 40 year old power facility.

By this, the Chief Executive instructed the Energy chief to pay special attention to the security and safety aspects of operating the nuclear plant, which was completed but never fueled and commissioned.

Cusi also explained that President Duterte wanted extra precautions put in place to ensure the safe use of nuclear fuel, as well as security measures be established, in case of force majeure emergencies like natural calamities.

Source: Radyo Inquirer   Newsfeed.ph,

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