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Garcia: Bataan nuclear plant can be converted into data hub

Bataan Governor Albert Garcia on Tuesday said the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town could be turned into a cloud-computing or data storage facility instead of being recommissioned to address the surge in fuel prices.

In an Inquirer report, Garcia was quoted as saying: “There are much safer sources of energy that we can develop during this time of power crisis, but not this age-old plant.”

The governor led the groundbreaking ceremony for a modern public market.

Garcia reiterated his opposition to opening the 50-year old facility, citing safety concerns.

In the report, he said the national government could consider the provincial government’s suggestion, since the site was well-secured and suited for prospective IT investors.