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Indonesia and Philippines move to revive nuclear ambitions

New regulations proposed amid surging energy demand and anti-coal backlash

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town, Bataan province, north of Manila. Southeast Asia’s only fully-constructed nuclear power plant was built there during the era of former President Ferdinand Marcos, but the government shuttered the facility before it ever came online.   © Reuters

JAKARTA/MANILA -- Without much fanfare, Indonesia and the Philippines appear to be moving to revive dormant nuclear energy plans through recently-proposed regulatory changes.

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