SITE SELECTION FOR NUCLEARPOWERPLANT IN MERSING, JOHOR
1 NOR AFIFAH BASRI, 2 AHMAD TERMIZI RAMLI, 3 NOOR ZATI HANI ABU HANIFAH, 4 MOHAMAD SYAZWAN MOHD SANUSI AND 5 ABUBAKAR SADIQ ALIYU Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 1*[email protected]
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Abstract. Nuclear power is considered as energy source option for future power generation in the National New Energy Policy 2010. The first nuclear power plant (NPP) construction is expected to start at 2017, and officially operated in 2025. This paper aims to propose possible candidate site areas for NPP in Mersing District, Johor. The evaluation uses the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) guideline documents as main reference, supported by regulation documents from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 4 safety parameters are used in the assessment – geological characteristic, air dispersion (meteorological) analysis, population data and safety characteristics. This study ranked 4 proposed areas possible candidate site area for NPP in Mersing district.