Philippines to launch Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as tourist site


Posted: Thu 12 May, 2011 11:32 AM

Philippine tourism officials have revealed plans of turning an unused nuclear power plant into a tourist attraction.

Ronald Tiotuico, regional director, Department of Tourism, Philippines, was quoted in eTurbo News as having said that hopefully the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant would serve to warn the global community of the fallout disaster that struck people in the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. The plant will be one of the stops on a tour that includes other historical sites and beach resorts.

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, completed in 1984 and which cost US$2.3-billion to be built, was never put to use. It was constructed during Ferdinand Marcos’ presidency but was deemed unsafe when Corazon Aquino became president in 1986, due to its location near earthquake faults and an active volcano.

Source: Pata news

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