14 Mar '11, 9am

Philippine nuclear proponent reverses stand

Philippine nuclear proponent reverses stand

Philippine scientists using a portable radiation detection machine called a "Surveillance And Measurement System" (SAM 935) monitor radiation levels at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) headquarters in Manila, as a precautionary measure amidst the danger of a nuclear meltdown in Japan after it was hit by a powerful quake on March 11. -- PHOTO: AFP MANILA - THE leading proponent of introducing nuclear energy to the Philippines reversed his stand on Monday in the wake of a potential nuclear disaster in quake-hit Japan. Mark Cojuangco, a cousin of President Benigno Aquino, said there was a need to rethink assumptions that nuclear power was safe following two explosions in three days at Japan's Fukushima plant. 'In the light of Fukushima, I would like to say that now is the opportune time, the right time, for the whole world's nuclear power industry to be in a p...

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