Following the Three Mile Island accident in the United Statesconstruction on the BNPP was stopped, and a subsequent safety inquiry into the plant revealed over 4, defects. Days after the April Chernobyl disaster in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republicthe succeeding administration of President Corazon Aquino decided not to operate the plant. While successive governments have looked at several proposals to convert the plant into an oil, coal, or gas-fired power station, these options have all been deemed less economically attractive in the long term than simply constructing new power stations. Anti-nuclear movement in the Philippines The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was a focal point for anti-nuclear protests in the late s and s.
On a bright, though sweltering, afternoon, the site is something to behold: A small, two-storey office sits outside the main building, where I, along with a writer, photographer, and his assistant, set up camp for a shoot we were producing for Rogue back in May A brief overview was given before the tour inside the plant.
Only a few lights illumine the floors and network of steel pipes that crawl throughout the walls and ceilings. A few guards roam around to ensure the area was secured, just in case someone was stupid enough to nick a few things here and there.
Hulking machinery and equipment — all of which were supposed to be state-of-the-art in the 80s — are unused, obscured by the superior technology that now exists. At the heart of the plant is the massive nuclear reactor. Protected by a domed structure made of 1 meter-thick concrete and 1.
The reactor has since been dismantled, inoperable without the fuel, which has been sold to Siemens in No radioactive material exists in the site, according to Marcelo.
It is a topic weighed on by years of fears, accidents, and bad examples that give it a bad name to this day. NAPOCOR has been keeping the plant on its wings, with some advocates hoping that there will be an administration brave and smart enough to create a nuclear energy policy for the country.
A huge chunk of the energy we consume come from plants powered by coal, a resource that we still import from other countries.
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We are one of the countries with the most expensive power rates in Asia, higher than Japan which has used nuclear energy — and survived — despite the Fukushima meltdown in And all that we have to show for it is a grey giant, dormant on a lonely hill overlooking the sea, occasionally wakened by group tours, turning the plant into an attraction.
Today, as power prices surge, the mothballed giant is being reconsidered as an alternative option to our dependence on coal and oil, subject to national consensus. The reactor has been dismantled since the plant has been decommissioned.
It is said that no radioactive materials are stored in the building. It is part of the pressurized reactor that produces power. It is said that the structure can withstand up to an intensity 8 earthquake.5 myths about Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, debunked Kristine Daguno-Bersamina (timberdesignmag.com) - May 24, - pm SOCHI, Russia — Sitting atop a hectare government property along the coast of Morong, Bataan, the hulking Bataan Nuclear Power Plant .
Senator wants Bataan Nuclear Power Plant revived Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) - April 1, - am MANILA, Philippines — The government should seriously consider reviving the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) so it could provide cheaper electricity to consumers, Sen.
Joseph Victor Ejercito said yesterday. Reopening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant remains a key issue in today's nuclear power debate.
All photos by Jansen Romero/Rappler BATAAN, Philippines – Public decision could seal the fate of the old and dormant Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), but . Volume No.
February, Is The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Safe? by Prof. Roland G. Simbulan Just when we all thought that the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Morong had been permanently laid to rest by its being mothballed in , now comes the “BNPP Commissioning Act” a bill in Congress attempting to revive and operate the controversial nuclear plant that had become the .
The USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG), on Wednesday, with US marines and US Navy servicemen to provide security and support for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation . The USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock ship arrived in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG), on Wednesday, with US marines and US Navy servicemen to provide security and support for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit being held later this week.