IAEA SAYS PHILIPPINES MOTHBALLED POWER PLANT NEEDS CAREFUL SAFETY CHECKS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

AN INTERNATIONAL Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has told the Philippines government it must screen a mothballed power plant with senior experts before considering operating it. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) pressurized water reactor was completed in 1984, but never went online. IAEA nuclear power division director Akira Omoto said: "The government has to assess what the new licensing requirements should be, how to modernise the two-decades old technology...and how to confirm that...the plant will function properly and ...


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