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A week ago we started posting apropos of the BNPP revival on our Facebook profile and yesterday, we thought that it is timely to pose this question: "If ever the Philippines pushes through with a nuclear program, do you think the Philippine government will be able to properly respond in the event of a nuclear disaster?" responses from people came really quick.
The content of the comments showed how greatly stressed people are (at least the ones who are not yet resigned on preventing the BNPP from being operated) at the idea of pushing through a nuclear program here in the Philippines. Some comments also show some sock puppets who are willing to risk everybody's life on a defective nuclear power plant just so they will not experience brownouts on April.
Majority of the respondents posted NO for an answer, which I think is overwhelming because it gives us a hint (yeah just a hint) that there are a lot of people who are not sold to the lies brought about by pro-nuclear advocates. That being said, my attention was drawn to this comment:
"HELL NO! They can't even respond to simpler disasters (as compared to nuclear disasters). The government should first look at the worst case scenario before jumping into said projects."
I certainly give this comment more than a thumbs up. You see, the government could not even properly respond to disasters happened in the past such as last year's shipping accident, the oil spill in Guimaras, so on and so forth, and now they seem to be toying with a giant disaster.
For the moment I would like to mention this comment from the same thread:
"let it be, i mean no harm done we need the power for now. ...as for the nuclear disaster we're already living in a toxic cesspool ...no harm done right? either that or I'm just cynical O_O"
That's a bit of a calloused attitude if I ever seen one. Who would want to invest a boatload of taxpayer money into a faulty energy source? Best spend it on solar, wind and other technologies that don't carry the danger of radioactive wastes for hundreds of thousands of years. There is no time to sit around and be cynical about this, there's just to much work to do.
How many more dire warnings and disasters will it take before our government start the energy revolution needed to avert climate catastrophes? Are we suppose to just resign on the fact that it seems to be irreversible and just go on with a junk nuclear power plant just because we're already living in toxic cesspool as the comment mentioned above says? Hell no.
Think about this: If these 200+ congressmen (who supports the BNPP revival) become victorious to operationalize the nuclear power plant, Filipinos are at present marching, with eyes wide open, towards disaster.