Please Indonesia, DON'T DO IT. Catastrophe Makes Clear Indonesia Isn’t Ready for Nuclear Power, Experts Warn

That was the question posed on Wednesday by experts, activists and politicians in response to officials’ claims a day earlier that it was safe to build a nuclear power plant here. Sony Keraf, a former environment minister and member of the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), said the unfolding nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan, was sufficient reason to end all talk of building a similar plant in Indonesia. “This debate is over. I’m not talking about the scientific reasons but simply using common sense here,” he said. “Developed countries like Germany and Russia, which are known for their high level of technology, have stated they will review their nuclear power plants, so why is the Indonesian government acting otherwise? It’s strange.” Sony also cited Indonesia’s poor safety culture of lack of discipline compared to Japan, particularly in regard t...

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