The world’s fourth most populous nation is pushing ahead with its nuclear energy plans, despite calls for caution. Indonesia is earthquake-prone and experiences an average of 90 natural disasters per year, Sujana Royat, deputy to the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, told TIME. Nonetheless, the country says it remains committed to meeting the nuclear development goals outlined in its 2006 National Energy Policy. The plan calls for the construction of four nuclear power plants by 2025. The plants would triple the archipelago’s electricity output and help distribute power to the roughly 80 million Indonesians who don’t have access to electricity.
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