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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 957, (1979-11-13)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l6611)
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 957, November 13, 1979 ]

TO:
The Minister of Justice
The Minister of Finance
The Minister of Energy
The Solicitor General

The  Commission on Nuclear Reactor Plants, which I created on June 15, 1979,  has  submitted a report to me containing the  facts found end the conclusions drawn by it in the  course  of its official inquiry.

Among other things, the Commission has come to the conclusion that, as designed, the Bataan Nuclear Plant is not safe, and therefore is a potential hazard to the health and safety of the public.

In view of these  findings, it will not be possible to continue with the construction of the Bataan Nuclear Plant unless the contractor, Westinghouse, introduces  fundamental changes in design and adapts additional, adequate and acceptable safeguards to ensure its safety and protect the health of the public.

The Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, Minister of Energy, and the Solicitor General are hereby directed to take  immediate and appropriate steps to safeguard the interest of the government, which is  imperative on account of the objectionable  features of the plant as designed as well as the  contract,  These steps should include effort to effect a moratorium on the payment of interest on loans  and other obligations incurred to finance the project, and immediate termination and/or renegotiation of the contract.

The  above mentioned officials  shall report to me the Progress of the work herein directed to be done.

Done  in  the  City of Manila this 13th day of November, m the year of  Our Lord,  nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President  of the Philippines

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