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Philippines: inactive nuclear power plant still needs costly maintenace

the mothballed plant had to be maintained regardless of what the government would decide to do with it later

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant gets no funds in 2013 Philippine Daily Inquirer , August 20th, 2012 No funds have been allotted for the upkeep of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Malacañang’s budget proposal for 2013, but Energy Secretary Jose Rene
Almendras said he would look for other ways to fund the maintenance of the facility, which he considers a government asset that cannot be neglected.

In a House panel hearing last week on the Department of Energy’s (DOE)
proposed budget for next year, Nueva Vizcaya Rep. Carlos Padilla noted
that the P25 million for the BNPP’s maintenance was not in the budget.

Almendras said the DOE had asked the national government for funds to
maintain the idle power plant, but was refused….. Padilla wondered
why the national government refused to fund the BNPP’s maintenance.

The congressman stressed the mothballed plant had to be maintained
regardless of what the government would decide to do with it later, as
it was a state asset….

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August 20, 2012 - Posted by | general

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