The nuclear facility in Bataan was ultimately mothballed after Ferdinand Marcos Snr, who ordered its construction, was ousted in 1986. Photo: Reuters
The nuclear facility in Bataan was ultimately mothballed after Ferdinand Marcos Snr, who ordered its construction, was ousted in 1986. Photo: Reuters

Philippines debates reviving Southeast Asia’s only nuclear power plant: ‘If anything bad happens, we can just evacuate’

  • The Philippines is seriously considering resurrecting a mothballed nuclear facility as it seeks to shield itself from a global energy supply crunch
  • It could generate about 5 per cent of the country’s power needs and polls indicate widespread support — but there’s that US$1 billion price tag

The nuclear facility in Bataan was ultimately mothballed after Ferdinand Marcos Snr, who ordered its construction, was ousted in 1986. Photo: Reuters
The nuclear facility in Bataan was ultimately mothballed after Ferdinand Marcos Snr, who ordered its construction, was ousted in 1986. Photo: Reuters
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