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Construction of nuclear power plant 'to start next year' JAKARTA - Once more the Indonesian government has recently picked up plans to start the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the country. Met with protests and controversy earlier, the power plant should still be constructed on the Muria Peninsula in Central Java. The Minister of Research and Technology, Suharna Surapratana, has said yesterday that the blueprints for the plant were to be finished soon.

"The plan to build the nuclear power plant must go on," said Suharna on the sidelines of a meeting with the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten). There were still some aspects under consideration however. For example it was not clear yet who was to run the power plant, a government agency or private firm. The location however was still the Muria Peninsula near the city of Jepara.

Ever since Suharto was forced to step down as president of Indonesia back in 1999, talk about the construction of Indonesia's first power plant started but nothing really happened since then. In the very first plans, a finished power plant should supply power for parts of Java and Bali as soon as in 2011, but that is not possible when construction only starts in 2010 or so. Opening of the first nuclear power plant is now scheduled for 2016.


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Posted in Nuclear power @ 04 December 2009 02:21 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





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Given Indonesia is on the equator, solar power is a much safer option in my opinion, especially as the price of the solar panels is now much cheaper. In California, solar power is becoming a big thing. Why not in Indonesia? cheers.



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I'm more worried about Indonesia being corrupt and the risk of missing radioactive material :-) Also a nuclear power plant at a place that has earthquakes every now and then Emoticon: Nooo



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On 04-12-2009 10:39 _Jarno_ wrote:
I'm more worried about Indonesia being corrupt and the risk of missing radioactive material :-) Also a nuclear power plant at a place that has earthquakes every now and then Emoticon: Nooo
The Muria Peninsula is seen as one of the regions that are safest from earthquakes and in the Java-Bali power grid, so it's better there than somewhere on the southern coast but guarantees? No.. that's not possible.



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