Indonesia pushing for nuclear power, despite safety concerns

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

By Jakarta correspondent Geoff Thompson

The Howard government made no secret of its support for nuclear power both at home and in the region. Now, one of the country's closest neighbours, Indonesia, is ramping up its own nuclear industry. It is hoping for Australia's continuing technical support - and its uranium. But the threat of earthquakes in Indonesia continues to prompt safety concerns.

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Muslim clerics forbid construction of Indonesian nuclear power plant

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Associated Press, International Herald Tribune
Published: September 3, 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Dozens of Muslim clerics issued an edict against the construction of Indonesia's first nuclear power plant on seismically charged Java island, saying the potential dangers far outweighed the benefits.

The scholars from the country's largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, acknowledged the plant, which is scheduled to be built in 2010 and up and running by 2016, would help meet the rising deman

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