Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to consider nuclear power


06 November 2018

The majority New Progressive Party in Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives yesterday introduced a resolution instructing the chamber’s Government Committee to investigate the possibility of building nuclear power plants on the island, Caribbean News has reported.

Properties in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017 (Image: US Customs and Border Patrol)

The party’s spokesman, Gabriel Rodríguez, said that following Hurricane Maria’s damaged to Puerto Rico’s power grid it was “imperative to look for new, more efficient and less expensive sources” of energy generation.

Hurricane Maria was the strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years. It came ashore on 20 September last year, with sustained winds of 155 mph,…

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