What is Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) anyway?
For almost three decades, we are wasting money to keeping it mothballed, but for we all know the plant isn’t operational. We are allocating a significant amount of money, labor and time for the operation of a project that might intend to help us to have support in electricity and energy.
The Power Plant stopped to become economically viable for a revival in about twenty (20) years. We as taxpayers are funding our money for nothing until 2013. Most nuclear power plants have a life up to thirty (30) to forty (40) years but with this regard, BNPP is not operational. Funding our money into what will be junk.
One factor that was feared about by late President Corazon Aquino administration was the Chernobyl disaster which is contrary to the international standards.
If the Philippines is looking forward to opening power plant, we should eliminate Chernobyl to adhere to the principles of International Law. People are paranoid about the disasters that power plant might give off.
Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) is considered safer than Fukushima in Japan.
Out of the first generation of nuclear power stations, BNPP was among the last in its generation, making it 70% younger of the nuclear plants in operation in America today.
The coal power plant is used here in the Philippines with vastly 24,000 annual deaths. Coal ash is more radioactive than nuclear waste.
We need a base load power plant, which means the power has to be readily available at all times, and solar, wind, and even hydroelectric power are generally not quite capable of the same amount of reliability as nuclear plants or coal plants.
It takes tons upon tons of coal to keep a coal power plant running smoothly for a year. This coal needs to be transported in trucks or ships, all of them leaving their carbon footprints as they transport this fuel to the plant. It would take a train 200 kilometers long to contain all the coal a single plant consumes a year.
Eating a banana is more radioactive than standing in front of a nuclear power plant for an entire year, with the former containing 0.1 microsieverts (one banana), while the latter exposes a human to 0.09 microsieverts of radiation (one year).
In short, people have more chances of getting cancer from eating a ton of bananas than standing outside of a nuclear plant for the rest of your natural life.
Nuclear power requires only one truck of fuel for eighteen (18) months and does not emit CO2 upon consumption.