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Philippines aiming to declare itself ready for nuclear power

The Philippine Department of Energy has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for an executive order that will declare the Philippines is ready for a nuclear power programme
By Staff reporter 24 May 2018 0 31011

The Philippine Department of Energy has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for an executive order that will declare the Philippines is ready for a nuclear power programme, according to SBS News.

Previous attempts to pursue nuclear energy in the country have failed because of safety concerns.

The Bataan nuclear plant was completed and then mothballed in response to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

The expense of reviving the plant – and the fact that it lies on an active earthquake fault – have...