Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gatchalian opposes revival of Bataan nuclear plant: Terrorists might target high-risk facility

Saying extremists are on the lookout to sabotage high risk facilities to achieve their purpose to sow terror, Sen. Win Gatchalian rejects some proposals to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) to augment energy supply.

“Iyan talaga ‘yung mga target ng terorista ‘yung mga critical facilities, ‘yung mga high-risk facitilies dahil itong mga to can cause maximum damage,” he said.

“Number two is national security. Nakita natin ang nangyari sa Marawi and nakita natin ang unang prediction na in 5 days matatapos na ang gulo sa Marawi. Pero ngayon almost more than a month na. Just imagine if BNPP ‘yung pasukan ng terorista,” he said.

Apart from being a security risk, Gatchalian said Bataan nuclear plant was no longer a safe and modern facility to generate energy.

“Natutulog na ‘yan for the last 40 years, na overtaken na ‘yan ng events so there are newer and safer technology that we can use,” the
senator said.

He added, “Considering the limitations of our military and our police force I think we should shy away from high risk fuel sources such as nuclear. Sa ngayon, kulang pa tayo sa capability to protect those type of facilities.”

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