We are Filipinos who view with concern and alarm the proposal to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) located at Napot Point in Morong, Bataan.
We have not forgotten that this plant is conceived from a corrupt and anomalous deal struck during the Marcos dictatorship which profited the Marcos cronies and burdened the public for the last three decades, the time it took to write off the USD 2.3 Billion cost of constructing the plant.
The plant in question is riddled with defects from its cover design, construction, quality assurance, workmanship and project management; it sits on a geologically unsafe location and poses a very high risk to the lives and livelihood of underlying communities and provinces.
Also, there is yet to be any effective technology to store or dispose nuclear waste.
We believe that there is no need to burden the people twice with this white elephant, whose revival will cost a whooping USD 1 Billion. And we view with wariness and misgiving the alleged benefits pointed out by pro-BNPP legislators.
We call on our legislators and public officials to look beyond self-serving interests and uphold interest of future generations and reject the BNPP.
We believe that BNPP remains to be:
· Deadly and Dangerous
· Burdensome to the public and
Thus, we are coming together, from all walks of life, to join in a broad call to oppose the resuscitation of this plant known as the “Monster of Morong “.
Protect our Communities from Danger! Oppose the Revival of the BNPP!
Bury the Monster of Morong!