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Russian envoy’s remarks on nuke plant the truth – bishop

/ 07:03 AM April 10, 2018

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos is urging the Duterte administration to put to rest any hopes of reviving the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Morong town.

In a statement, Santos said Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev’s remarks last week — that the nuclear plant was beyond revival because of its “outdated technology”—was a reminder that there was no chance for the reopening of the 32-year-old plant.

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“The ambassador validates our position. We were right ever since about BNPP. There is no point and no reason to rehabilitate it. The BNPP is just a colossal monument [to] man’s greed, model of graft and corruption,” Santos said.

Khovaev’s remarks came after Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp. conducted an assessment of the facility in 2017. —Julie M. Aurelio

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