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Nuclear power rejected anew in Indonesia – Infoshop News

Nuclear power rejected anew in Indonesia

Infoshop News July 23 2009  PHILIPPINES — The rejection of nuclear power in Indonesia is another nail in the coffin of the nuclear industry, Greenpeace said today as it demanded the Philippine government to follow suit and abandon its dangerous nuclear power plans which it criticized as “backward and unproductive,” and seemingly “reeking of less-than-noble intentions.”

The environment organization had recently welcomed the decision of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, (NU), that nuclear power is haram (forbidden) on the island of Madura, East Java.

he announcement in Madura, close to Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya, follows a similar decision by the Jepara, Central Java chapter of NU on 1 September 2007, when scholars and clerics concluded that the threat to the local communities from potential radioactive leaks and radioactive waste handling far outweighed any potential benefits.

“In Indonesia and in any part of the world including the Philippines, communities clearly do not want nuclear power as they will be the most at risk from its operations. This latest case of rejection of nuclear power is another nail in the coffin for the obsolete nuclear power industry.

…………………..Worldwide, the nuclear industry is failing and still struggles with the same problems as it did forty years ago. Very few of the 435 operational nuclear power plants, as well as waste storage sites around the globe have been built within budget and on schedule. While there were reactors being built in 2008, many of these were delayed and no new reactors came online–compared to 27,000 megawatts of wind energy which came online in the same year.

Nuclear power rejected anew in Indonesia – Infoshop News

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July 24, 2009 - Posted by | 1, Indonesia, politics | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hi CHristina,
    I am a Brisbane playwright who has in development with a major Theatre COmpany in Brisbnae a play about the proposed Nuclear Enhancement sites at Mt. Muria East Java. I have been unable to find any information lately about whether they are going ahead. The I.A.E.A. denies any knowledge and our own Goernment keeps sending me to different departments. Do you know anything about it’s progress. I will have to make it a ficticious island near AUstralia if the enhancement sites are no longer on the agenda, which is easily done. ANy info would be gratefully received. The play is about a Nuclear Holocaust over the top of Australia from the eurption of the dormant volcanoe that it is proposed the units will be built on. I have been wrirting and researching it for 4 years but information has dried up on it. Thanks. Sally Rodda.

    Comment by Sally Rodda | April 10, 2010 | Reply


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