The Philippines’ first and only plant, the Bataan Nuclear Power plant, has spent 25 years gathering dust. It was built in the Marcos era, but never actually used. According to a 2009 study by a South Korean power firm, the plant could become operational within four years, but would cost $1 billion to rehabilitate, BusinessWorld reports. The as-yet-unused facility costs $10,000 a day to maintain, which is part of the reason why officials decided to open it to tourists.
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