This, unfortunately is not going to be the end of
’s flirtation with nuclear
power. The nightmare would still be there. Singapore and Indonesia are very keen in nuclear
power and are exploring on the feasibility of having their own nuclear power
stations. What if the Malaysians decided to have one and decided to have it
located next to the Johore Straits, a mere 1 km from Singapore’s shore or less
than 15km from the heart of Singapore city? A mishap with a 100km evacuation
zone would mean Malaysia has to close down as
This risk, if it actually comes to passé, is more deadly than having our very own nuclear plant. With our own plants we can be sure we will do everything we can to keep it safe. Now we know it is a near impossibility. What about the Malaysians having a plant next door and trying their best to keep it safe? The thought of a Malaysian or Indonesian nuclear plant near by is going to drive Singaporeans bonkers.
Would Singaporeans have to live with such a nightmare waiting to happen? Please pray hard that both the neighbours would think like us, that it is near impossible to keep the lid tight on a nuclear plant and hoping nothing will happen. If the Malaysians or Indonesians think they are confident to make sure it would not happen, and go about building one next door, it would not be amusing.