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    Philippines Plans to Rent Russia's Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - Ambassador

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    The Philippine authorities have no plans to restart the country's Bataan nuclear power plant (NPP) project and are planning to rent Russia's small modular reactors, Ambassador of the Philippines in Moscow Carlos Sorreta told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier, Western media reported citing unnamed sources that Manila was planning to revive its Bataan NPP in the northwestern part of the country.

    "No, there is no plan [to restart the NPP]… We are looking at newer technologies… Our Ministry of Energy has looked at modular nuclear reactor technology [from] Russia. That's what we are looking at now. We will just rent a mini nuclear reactor and put it in the Philippines," the ambassador said.

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