Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Indonesia nuclear reactor plans 'to go-ahead' - 15th Mar 2011


Indonesia says it will go ahead with its plans to build a nuclear reactor, even as Japan battles to contain the radiation leak at its Fukushima plant.

Jakarta's plans have already been changed once but officials insist the plant, set for Sumatra, will be safe.

There are renewed concerns about the safety of nuclear energy in Indonesia which is on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

This is one of the most seismically active regions on earth and regularly suffers from earthquakes and tsunamis.

The huge Asian tsunami hit the province of Aceh in 2004, killing at least 170,000 people.

There have been earthquakes or volcanic eruptions almost every year since. Read More