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Indonesia and nuclear power

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."

While Indonesia currently has no operating nuclear power stations, in March 2008 the State Minister for Research and Technology, Kusmayanto Kadiman, optimistically proclaimed that the government would build four 1,2000 megawatt nuclear power stations in the next 17 years.[1]

It is proposed that the first of the plants would be operational by 2016/2017.[2] However, with the presidential election due in 2009 and strong local opposition to nuclear power, it is uncertain how far the proposals will progress.

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Sources

  1. Neil Hickey, "A Nuclear Indonesia?", Energy Tribune, May 19, 2008.
  2. Andrew Symon, "Nuclear Power in Southeast Asia: Implications for Australia and Non-Proliferation", Lowy Institute for International Policy, April 2008.

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