Bataan is no longer a good site for a nuclear power plant owing to the advent of new facilities like economic zones, oil refinery, firearm arsenal plant, and massive housing facilities.
This was reiterated last Friday’s “Kapehan” press conference at the Bunker, the first of such for 2023.
He said: “After 40 years, nagbago na po ang landscape ng Bataan at hindi na angkop dito nuclear plant.”
The governor said a group of experts is now studying the possibility of converting the antiquated 620 megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) into a cloud computing facility or data center.
“We think this will create more jobs and more benefits to our province,” Garcia said.
He added the national government has yet to commit itself with regard to the rehabilitation of BNPP.
“So far there was no commitment whatsoever regarding BNPP and the Bataan province in particular,” said the governor.
The national government earlier sounded off a hint on establishing modular nuclear plant throughout the country.