16 Mar '11, 11am

DTN Thailand: Indonesia to continue planning for nuclear power plants: JAKARTA, March 16 (Reuters) - Indonesia w...

JAKARTA, March 16 (Reuters) - Indonesia will continue planning to build nuclear power plants in the earthquake prone archipelago, despite a nuclear radiation crisis threatening Japan, an official from the national energy board said on Wednesday. Southeast Asia's largest economy is seeing strong economic growth but power supply -- mostly from coal-fired plants -- has been struggling to keep up and brownouts are common. "In relation to nuclear, we are sticking with the bill for long term development which says we must have nuclear power plants by 2019," said Effendi. The nuclear power industry globally has taken a beating as governments addressed its safety and investors bailed out of stocks after an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged a Japanese nuclear power plant, which has sent low levels of radiation wafting into Tokyo. "We know that of course we have to be careful...

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