Philippines considers the nuclear option

Donato Marcos, the energy undersecretary of the Philippines, has suggested that nuclear power could be a long-term option to meet the country’s growing energy needs.
By Staff reporter 21 April 2017 0 25585

Donato Marcos, the energy undersecretary of the Philippines, has suggested that nuclear power could be a long-term option to meet the country’s growing energy needs, according to a speech he gave at a Seminar on Security Radioactive Sources, The Manila Times has reported.

Nuclear power is considered necessary to provide baseload power and help the country achieve middle-income status by 2040.

However, the environmental concerns over nuclear waste and safety of nuclear power plants in the earthquake-prone country are major barriers to its adoption.

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