The provincial board of Pangasinan has passed–with one negative vote and two abstentions–a resolution inviting a South Korean firm to build two nuclear power plants there. Or did they?
Perhaps to cover his ass from the righteous indignation of environmentalists, provincial board member Alfonso Bince clarifies that “what we approved was basically an expression of our sense of willingness to host [the nuclear power plants], subject, however, to certain conditions.” So…
Meanwhile, board member Raul Sison explained his negative vote thus:
We should have been given enough time to study it. Because for me, when I hear the word ‘nuclear power plant’ I imagine it to be like an atomic bomb that will destroy all living things around us.