With Taiwan's referendum approaching at the end of the year, the "Nuclear Four Businesses" has once again become a hot topic. In neighboring Southeast Asian countries, as the electricity demand of the entire ASEAN region is expected to triple by 2050, the construction of nuclear power plants is also in the near future. become an important topic of energy development in Southeast Asia. During the Cold War in the 1950s, as US President Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) launched the " Atom for Peace ", Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, with the assistance of the United States In 2017, the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) published the "About the Establishment of Nuclear Power Plants in ASEAN" . In the Pre -Feasibility Study on the Establishment of Nuclear Power Plant in ASEAN , five countries in the ASEAN region are considered to be more actively implementing nuclear power programmes due to their nuclear energy infrastructure.
More advanced regulations and regulatory bodies. nation. In addition to building nuclear research reactors mainly for research, Southeast Asian countries have not yet used nuclear power, but there is a nuclear power plant on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines that has never been commissioned. Destiny, why did it go to be sealed before it was opened? The first nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia at a cost of $2.3 billion In 1984, the Philippines built the first nuclear power number list plant in Southeast Asia (BNPP) in Bataan Province, and the project loan costing US$ 2.3 billion was not paid off until 2008 . In 1976, just four years after former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989) declared martial law, in order to solve the energy crisis in the 1970s, the Bataan nuclear power plant, which is expected to provide 620 megawatts (megawatt), was officially started. Reduce the Philippines' dependence on imported oil and develop a source of electricity for the Luzon grid . Westinghouse initially bid $500 million for two nuclear power plants , but by the time it was completed in 1984.
The cost of one had soared to $2.3 billion. During the construction period, one of the disputes was the flow of money for the construction of the nuclear power plant. At first, Marcos asked the National Power Corporation of the Philippines to negotiate the purchase of two nuclear reactors. Westinghouse obtained the bid through its relationship with Marcos, and the final price increased to $2.3 billion. Later, it was discovered that a large amount of money actually flowed to Marcos. myself, but Westinghouse completely denies it. RTS1SSDT Photo Credit: Reuters / Dazhi Image The interior of the Bataan nuclear power plant, taken during an open house tour of the nuclear power plant on May 11, 2018. Nuclear power plant safety issues remain unresolved Another controversy concerns safety concerns over nuclear power plant engineering. Librado Ibe, a nuclear expert appointed by Marcos at the time, had said that he had "reluctantly" approved the construction permit for the Bataan nuclear power plant because of bribes, and in 1979 the "Commission on the Safety of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.