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Bataan guv pushes conversion of nuke plant into info hub

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town is situated at a 357-hectare government reservation.

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town is situated at a 357-hectare government reservation. It was built at a cost of $2 billion but has never been operational. (File photo by Allan Macatuno)

PILAR, Bataan — Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia on Tuesday (March 15) said the 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town can be converted into a cloud-computing or data storage facility rather than rehabilitating and operating it in case of a power crisis.

Garcia issued the remark when he led the groundbreaking ceremony for a modern public market here, asserting that he is against operating the 50-year old nuclear plant that may pose a danger to the health and safety of Bataan residents.

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“There are much safer sources of energy that we can develop during this time of power crisis, but not this age-old plant,” said the governor.

Garcia said the national government may consider the provincial government’s suggestion, noting that the site of the plant is well-secured and fit for prospective information hub investors.

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