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To go green, South-east Asia rides nuclear power renaissance

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a strong earthquake in Okuma town, Japan, on March 17, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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MANILA – More than a decade after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011, nuclear power is getting a new boost in South-east Asia.

The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam have made moves or declared an intention this year to acquire nuclear power, in a bid to meet their net-zero carbon emissions pledges and growing energy needs amid a post-Covid-19 pandemic energy crisis that has pressured nations to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

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