The government has reportedly announced plans for a nuclear power plant to start operations by 2021. Now they are considering suitable sites.
If this plant is as safe as they tell us it is, will we now see the BN MPs scrambling to have the nuclear plant located in their own constituencies? Imagine what a coup it would be if an MP succeeds in getting the plant located in his or her constituency! He or she would surely be guaranteed re-election, yes or no? The voters in that state would surely be thrilled.
Maybe they might even want to consider building the plant in Putrajaya to show us how safe it is?
I guess Sarawak won’t be needing the plant with the state’s plans for 12 (or is it 20?) dams…
So the nuclear power plant will most likely be located on the peninsula. (That’s another reason why they didn’t want the Bakun undersea cables to send electricity from Sarawak to the peninsula, eh?)
- How much will this plant cost?
- How much is our reserve electricity margin again?
- How will nuclear waste be disposed of? where?
With our culture of maintenance, I shudder to think what the future holds.
By the way, what is the Pakatan’s position on nuclear energy?