Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009: No to Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival

Let's do the earth and its inhabitants a favor by not supporting the moves to re-commission the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. For only the second time in a decade, physics has become personal again for me as I got to listen to the presentation by the Network Opposed to Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival http://www.no2bnpprevival.org in the UP Global Health Course last week. Their presentation slides follow but to summarize their arguments against the BNPP:

1. The BNPP is not essential in addressing the looming "energy crisis" in 2012. The country has vast indigenous energy resources that we can tap which are more safe and reliable than nuclear power.

2. The operation of the BNPP does not assure cheap electricity for the people and energy independence for the country.

3. The BNPP is defective, almost obsolete and is not safe to operate. There are numerous and significant arguments being raised with regards to geologic hazards, infrastructure integrity, and nuclear waste storage and disposal. Its operation will pose great risks to the health and lives of the people and the environment.

4. The fund for the BNPP, to be paid by additional people's taxes and foreign loans, would be a source of corruption and kickbacks for the corrupt officials and cronies of the current administration. Until now, no one has been held accountable for the BNPP corruption scandals of the Marcos administration.

Let your voice be heard. Sign the online petition to stop the re-commissioning and operation of the BNPP at http://www.petitiononline.com/no2bnppr/petition.html.




Let your voice be heard. Sign the online petition to stop the re-commissioning and operation of the BNPP at http://www.petitiononline.com/no2bnppr/petition.html.

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