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Co-op sought in Indonesian nuclear plans

By Xinhua,

Jakarta : The Indonesian government is considering offering incentives for regions that allow part of their area to be used as a site for nuclear power plants.

“The concept is being formulated by a working team for nuclear power plants under the ministry,” the Jakarta Post daily Thursday quoted Evita H. Legowo, an expert adviser at the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, as saying.

Nevertheless, opposition from local communities had been a major problem in developing nuclear power plants, she said.

One such project was the planned development of a nuclear powerplant in Central Java, 550 km from Jakarta, which stalled because of opposition from local communities.