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The uncertainties are too high for Bataan to take the risk

This early, former Balanga City Mayor now Bataan Rep. Joet Garcia has voiced out his objection to plans to revive the mothballed nuclear power plant built in the province during the Marcos regime.

This comes after news circulated that the Department of Energy is studying the use of nuclear power in the Philippines to address the growing supply gap.

Garcia laid out his arguments versus using nuclear energy, citing Japan’s Fukushima disaster as case study.

It would be too risky, costly, and impractical to insist using the defunct facility, so Garcia suggests for the government to explore other renewable energy sources: there’s geothermal, wind, solar and hydro plants that can be built. Nothing but nuke, please!