Philippines thumbs down nuclear energy proposal – Highlights energy sources with “less potential negative impact”

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This week Philippines President Benigno Aquino III again stood his ground and thumbed down a proposal of using nuclear energy to solve the country’s power needs.

Aquino said Japan, with its technical prowess, was very hard put to address the situation in Fukushima when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

“They have been utilizing nuclear energy for quite a long time, so can we say that we can do better than them right off the bat?” he asked.

“When you had the Japanese who had their tragedy in Fukushima, you have the Germans rethinking about utilizing nuclear energy, and when we look at how meticulous and studious they are in following all of the rules and regulations to ensure safety, and we are not as meticulous and studious… we really have to study the matter very, very well,” the President said at a media briefing.

Japan’s nuclear power plants were operating at a record-low rate during the just-ended fiscal year, due to the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The President’s cousin, former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco, has been pushing for the use of nuclear energy and the utilization of BNPP.  The President pointed out that there are other energy sources with “less potential negative impact” that can be tapped for now.

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3 Comments

  1. Great NEWS for the Philippines!

    Their island nation cannot afford a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster like the one in Japan; besides Solar (of all flavors) price is dropping weekly while the risk and cost of Nuclear is increasing…

    Hooray for A Nuclear Free Philippines…

  2. I agree, this is fantastic news. Thank you President Benigno Aquino III .

    I do my best to only buy products from countries without nuclear energy. It’s not easy, but it’s do-able and it’s worth it.

    I support anti-nuclear countries because I believe they support the world by not adding dangerous radiation to it.

    Buy products made in the Phillipines and all other anti-nuclear countries.

    1. Makes great sense to support those that want to help the Planet!

      Hopefully the “Pro-Nuclear” Cousin will not take control of the Country!

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