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.