are you infavor of nuclear power plant in the philippines

Philippines
February 16, 2010 4:24am CST
As power crisis looms ahead, power outage can be expected for some period of time. This crisis is inevitable this year. How about for the coming years, same crisis will still happen. What are the possible solutions? building more hydro power plant, wind/solar power plant or nuclear power plants. Regarding nuclear power, the nation will be again divided if ever it is taken into consideration. Issues raised during the period of the construction of Bataan nuclear power plant will surface again. A congressman in pangasinan is already considering building nuke plant. Is it about time that we filipinos allow the construction of nuke plant? Things to consider might be, Will the benefits we could gain outweighs the danger presented of having nukes. Or shall we oppose it as it was done before?
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@nykel88 (1002)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
Good choice of topic and yes I am in favor for a nuclear power plant in the Philippines. Having a nuclear power plant does have issues like in bataan but where can we get more power without it? I mean almost everyday now our city here in cebu is now having schedules for brown outs. It is every 9am morning and that is frustrating because it disrupts our business. I also am favor to other alternative power plants like the hydro and wind but I don't recommend solar because its too expensive. I hope our government sees this as a major disadvantage in our country not as a money making opportunity. This is always the issue that is why that nuclear power plant in bataan wasn't able to be cleared to be open.
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
Well, there are so many ways to avoid electricity enteruption and i think the nuclear power plant is the solution for it because it's so very dangerous for nature. Why they do not try to use and improve the solar energy for electricty. In addition in the place of Bulacan here in the Philippines they do not encounter electrical enteruption because they have wind mill. This electricity source was really safe and theres nothing to worry for it's danger.
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@rsa101 (13347)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Well, I think we have to rethink other options. If that would happen I would not want that to be built on my place. Although, it may produce clean energy but we are in danger of accidental radiation leaks and would just make my place radiated with nuclear waste. We could not even solved our garbage disposal in each locality much more with nuclear wastes where we could not just dump it anywhere.
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
There are still options beside nuclear. As everybody is saying in this thread, the major concern is the accidental radiation leak. And with respect to this, there is no total guarantee that nuclear plant will be free from such occurrences.
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@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Feb 10
I am not in favor of setting up a nuclear power plant in the Philippines. As per the record, our government had already set up one but it seemed that it's purpose was forfeited. The installation of such will be of great risk espcially when it comes to public safety and it's technical issues of its operation. However, if the government would push through with any tentative plan in setting up one then the construction will still depend on the public's acceptance and approval.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 10
If public acceptance and approval is the basis, then the philippines will never ever have a nuclear power plant. As always, nuclear technology is associated with radiation, which is very dangerous to anyone. But how come so many countries have been using it. Maybe we are just uninformed well regarding it or we are not educated enough for this matter.
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@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Feb 10
Yes, many Filipinos are uninformed and uneducated. And you are right also upon saying that if it has to go under public acceptance and approval then, most likely no nuclear power plant will be installed. Because that's how it works in the Philippines, public ipinion is very much considered and our people is not that open minded towards that subject as compared to the other countries that are using some nuclear plants. On my end, I am not against to that supposed installation in terms of the safety issues but it is with regards to the countries' financial issues. Maybe one is enough for now and when this great crisis will be over then let's see. Thanks Strawberry for this topic. I'm looking forward to a more develop Philippines in the near future. Happy mylotting.
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@xtedaxcvg (3192)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
I'm not in favor on having a nuclear power plant here in our country. There are other ways to get more power and a nuclear power plant is not the answer. Wind, Solar, Water, there are so many ways to get power, all we need to do is put more focus to it and try to find more innovative ways to improve these.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 10
As long as the nuclear power plant is of the safest kind and there's less than 0.00001% chance of leakage, it might be well worth considering having it set up. But since it is expensive other power sources have to be considered although they produce less. How about geothermal plants? There should be an improvement in scouting sites that produce geothermal power so that these plants can be built soon enough to cover the needs of the filipino people. Our country is a volcanic archipelago so geothermal sites must be abundant and a good bet. Given the fury of the people today, the nuclear plant idea is not going to win anytime soon.
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@rsa101 (13347)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Well is there any existing power plant in existence that have that percentage right now?
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• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Well, there is no such guarantee. Though so far, of the almost 500 power plants around the world, the first one started in 1950s, only the Chernobyl accident is the most popular nuclear disaster happened.
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@borg_queen (2536)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
When the Chernobyl accident occurred in the '80s, the whole of Europe was in danger as fallout threatened to rain down on the continent. Fortunately it didn't happen. So an accident in Taiwan or Korea can still threaten us with or without us having a nuke plant. So we might as well have one.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 10
You are right, Taiwan has 6 nuclear power plants, and for such a small country, seems to be too many. As the demand for energy in our country is increasing, we might as well resort to nuclear technology.
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
Nope, I object. We already had a bad experience about it. And we are still paying it until now. The Philippines is a very rich country when it come to natural resources. The problem is our government and our people are neglecting it. We can harvest electricity though these natural resources without putting-up another nuclear power plant. It only needs to be funded well by the government to fully materialized its potential. Another thing, our country is within the "ring of fire" (Earthquake prone country) extending from North of Luzon down to the South of Mindanao. Can anyone imagine what will happen if a nuclear power plant is hit by a strong earthquake here. Disaster, that I can be sure off.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Truly, the philippines has abundant source of natural resources that can be used. But the problem is that, as you mentioned, the government is just looking past it. It is true that philippines is with in the ring of fire, thinking about it, japan experience more earthquakes and much worse than we did. And yet they have already 55 nuclear power plants. The major difference is they are better equipped to handle such advanced technology.
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@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
Hello strawberry1012? Good day to you! Regarding the discussion about the nuclear power plant? I'm not in favor to use it because i know the bad effect of it. If ever we encounter problems about it like leaks. Leaks of nuclear was really dangerous to the health that's why it may cause a massive destruction of living. Even thought the benefits of it was really good still the most important is the safety. Anyway, if you are looking for a solution of electricty problem. I think the best to solve it is by simply save energy and build more solar panels, wind mills.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 10
You are correct. Simply saving energy is the best solution as of this moment. Try to refrain from using electricity if possible. But longer sustainable plan regarding energy should be looked into.
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@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
Why not? if other developed countries have their own nuclear power plants i think we should as this is a sign of progress. On the other hand, i'm worried about the damage it will create if an accident will happen. And there's the nuclear waste that we have to consider as well. There should be extensive research on the pros and cons of having a nuclear power plant. We may need it to address the growing demand for power but we should not focus our attention to the short term benefits but rather on the long term benefits are well. There are alternative ways such as wind and water power to begin with and of course solar power as well. If every household is equipped with solar panels to generate enough energy for their own consumption, there's probably no need to build a nuclear power plant and avoid the risks involved altogether.
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@mareca11 (212)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
It's true that we are having this energy crisis. But there are things to be considered. In the current situation of our country, I don't think we will be able to afford a nuclear power plant. Also, maintaining it is costly and the consequences if not properly maintained would be dangerous. We are dealing with nuclear power here and nuclear leaks and other stuff will bring danger on towns and places near it. Personally, I am not against in putting up these plants. All I worry is that politicians here are so corrupt that they may try to steal the money alloted for the plant for personal uses. If ever this happens, they pose a threat to the safety of the people.