Disaster-prone but Still Hungry for Nuclear Energy

BY IRIN
Mar 24, 2011

In the hope of bringing electricity to some of Indonesia’s 90 million people, the country is proceeding with plans to build four nuclear reactors, despite growing opposition.

Passive nuclear safety is a safety feature in which a nuclear reactor does not require a human operator or electronic feedback and shuts down automatically following an emergency. But nuclear physicist Kurniawan said a passive system was not inherently safe and has yet to be tested by a major earthquake in Indonesia.

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