The key point is that the government must be sincere. The issue of the plant’s safety has become a serious problem that cannot be resolved. The government should make public all information about the safety issue and about how much more time and money will have to be spent on the plant so that people can decide for themselves about the positive and negative aspects of the project.
The government should also give the public open access to information about the makeup of power generation costs, so that people can go beyond the war of words over the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant and instead engage in a proper discussion about whether it should go on being built or be scrapped altogether.
Tsui Shu-hsin is secretary-general of the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance, Taiwan.
Translated by Julian Clegg