Nuclear and Mineral Resources

Gatchalian says PHL lacks legal framework for nuclear power

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05/17/2018

THE PHILIPPINES lacks the legal framework for the inclusion of nuclear power into its energy mix, a senator said on Thursday, adding that comprehensive legislation governing use of the technology must first be passed.

“There is a wide range of issues that we need to explore and thresh out before we can accurately measure the true potential of nuclear technology as an alternative energy source in the Philippines,” said Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian in a statement.

Enabling law needed to add nuke power in energy mix

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/17/2018

Congress needs to fast-track the passage of an enabling legislation for the country to develop nuclear technology as an “alternative energy” source, Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian said on Thursday, citing the lack of legal framework to add nuclear power in the energy mix. Currently, the Department of Energy (DOE) is studying the possibility of adding nuclear power to the country’s energy mix.

PH nuclear legal framework ‘insufficient’

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/18/2018

THE Philippines has no sufficient legal framework to tap nuclear energy as a power source, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

“All the gaps in our nuclear-energy legal framework would first need to be addressed by passing comprehensive legislation,” said Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy.

The country is yet to learn from more advanced nations in developing nuclear technology as a national power resource, he added.

Legal framework for nuclear power needed – Sen. Gatchalian

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/18/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines needs to finalize the legal framework for the development of nuclear technology as a national power source, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said.

Gatchalian said the country has yet to ratify three key international nuclear conventions, namely the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, and the amendment to the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

Philippines's Delegation Led by the Senate President Briefed on Nuclear Law, Technical Cooperation Programme

Date Published (mm/dd/yyyy): 
05/10/2018

The Philippine delegation together with members of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines and the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs.

A high-level delegation led by the President of the Philippine Senate, Aquilino Pimentel III, and comprising members of the Philippine Senate, the Department of Energy, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, and the Philippine Permanent Mission to international organizations in Vienna, visited IAEA headquarters on 2 May 2018. The delegation was briefed on nuclear law and on the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme.

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