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Is Indonesia Ready for Nuclear Power?

AsiaViews, Vol IV No. 12, April-May 2011 Halaman 4 – 6.

Fabby Tumiwa menuliskan analisisnya tentang kesiapan Indonesia membangun Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Nuklir (PLTN) dan bagaimana institusi pemerintah yang bertanggung jawab terhadap pengembangan PLTN memanipulasi fakta dan informasi untuk mendapatkan dukungan publik terhadap rencana pembangunan PLTN tersebut.

The recent accident in TEPCO’s Fukushima Daicchi nuclear power plant (NPP) has once again raised alarm and anxiety over public safety of nuclear power. In Indonesia, it has triggered intensive public debate on whether the idea to build nuclear power plants in the country should be continued. Some of the public events held were actually sponsored by BATAN, Indonesia’s Nuclear Energy Agency, which since last year received billions of rupiah from the state budget to supposedly initiate public consultations on nuclear power but instead, consulations have been used to promote the development of NPP. Selengkapnya…

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