Sun, Mar 09, 2014 - Page 1 News List

More than 130,000 protest over nuclear power plants

‘NOWHERE TO RUN’:Organizers said 80,000 attended the protest in Taipei, in which activists stopped traffic by lying on the road, and 50,000 others marched across the nation

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The nation has three active nuclear power plants that generate about 20 percent of its electricity.

The state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) yesterday said that the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant will meet the highest safety standards before beginning operations.

Taipower vice president Chen Pu-tsan (陳布燦) said a safety review of the plant’s 126 systems is expected to be completed by the end of June, after which a report will be submitted to the Atomic Energy Council for review.

Chen stressed that passing safety inspections is just one of 75 requirements that the power plant needs to meet before fuel rods can be installed in its No. 1 reactor.

Additional reporting by AFP and CNA

This story has been viewed 7228 times.
TOP top