The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in the Philippines: A Nuclear Plant, and a Dream, Fizzles
- Jun 18, 2020 11:49 am GMT
A case study conducted by Mark Gino Aliperio and Byeonghui Song.
In many ways, the Philippines is a good case study of the effect of public perception and response to the establishment of a nuclear power program. The country’s first and only attempt at nuclear power development was the 621-MW Philippine Nuclear Power Plant in August 1977. It was supposed to be the first of two nuclear plants to be built in the northern province of Bataan. It was also the first nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia, and deemed as a promising solution to the 1973 oil crisis that had adversely affected the global economy, including the Philippines.
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