Category: science

No research, no way of detecting radioactive leakages #NoToBNPP

DR. RUBEN UMALI Radiation biologist University of the Philippines  Most of us, unfortunately, were trained abroad, either in the United Kingdom or the United States. Therefore, we are very much aware of how sensitive plants and animals are to radioactive … Continue reading

Safety concerns, leaking tubes, nuclear waste #NoToBNPP

DR. ACHILLES DEL CALLAR Nuclear engineer, Dean of the College of Science Adamson University  Our concern centers around a very little 16-gm. pellet which contains about 3% uranium-235 and 97% uranium-238 bonded with ceramic. This little pellet, fully utilized, will … Continue reading

“I would request for a clean bill of health” #NoToBNPP

DR. SALVADOR GONZALEZ Professor of theoretical physics and the history of science De La Salle University  In physics, one of the first questions asked by man was, what ultimately is the material world made of? And the one who first … Continue reading

even marcos was stopped by safety concerns #NoToBNPP

last night i caught the start of ANC’s square off debate on the bataan nuclear power plant (BNPP), the host opining that no one who had anything to do with it back in the 70s and 80s seems to be around any … Continue reading

Can PH face up to the AEC challenge?

By Ernesto M. Pernia A plethora of explanations has been advanced as to why the Philippines falls well behind the other four Asean originals (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia). These range from the protectionist policies for “infant industries,” political instability particularly … Continue reading

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The RH bill: Resolving the controversy with science

Flor Lacanilao Most published and posted commentaries on the RH bill show poor public understanding of science. I am sharing here a summary of my comments posted at the online forum on Philippine science. It is focused on the nature … Continue reading

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