Overview

EGAT (Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand) is a public corporation run and owned by the Thai government, it stands to reason that it's supported by Thai peoples' taxes and from the revenues it gets from selling electricity.

In 2008, EGAT contracted with Burns and Roe, Ltd. (a NJ based nuclear engineering firm) for an expensive 'feasibility study' (FS) to gauge whether nuclear power plants are feasible for Thailand. The conclusion was...
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Overview

EGAT (Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand) is a public corporation run and owned by the Thai government, it stands to reason that it's supported by Thai peoples' taxes and from the revenues it gets from selling electricity.

In 2008, EGAT contracted with Burns and Roe, Ltd. (a NJ based nuclear engineering firm) for an expensive 'feasibility study' (FS) to gauge whether nuclear power plants are feasible for Thailand. The conclusion was foregone. Since the FS was concluded in 2010, it would be interesting to see whether their glowing assessments would still hold true, in light of the recent problems with nuclear plants since then, in particular; Japan's Fukushima, which was damaged in March 2011. Thailand is less technologically developed and has less corporate responsibility than Japan, and there are several additional reasons why Thailand should not go ahead with its plans to build four to six nuclear power plants in the near future.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012612441
  • Publisher: Adventure1 Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Series: 2nd Edition, after Fukushima , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ken is an American who resides in northern Thailand. He has had ten books published on as many topics. Besides the EGAT/nuclear book, he has books covering Thai language, Tibetan Buddhism, organic farming, and fasting for health. Ken is currently developing two tourist venues in near his home in Chiang Rai. One is an outdoor rock climbing venue called Boomerang. The other is a meditation retreat called Rim Rock.
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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    An essential read for anyone interested in the ramifications of nuclear energy - particularly for Thailand - but could apply to anywhere.

    This book is doubly amazing - considering it was written months before Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster - though I see its current version has has an update which comments upon Fukushima. It's much more than an anti-nuclear tome - as it includes detailed mentions of alternative energy, city planning, conserving power, solar fairs (not solar flairs), and many other peripheral topics that relate to how countries and individuals manage their power production and usage. A thoroughly thought-provoking text.

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