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Jiang rejects DPP nuclear statute

PRECEDENT:The premier said stopping the Gongliao plant’s construction via executive order is unfeasible, as it was ruled unconstitutional when the ex-DPP government did it

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Separately yesterday, Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Jiang’s pledge that the government would not place fuel rods in the Gongliao station’s reactors before a referendum is held does not mean that the plant’s going online will be postponed indefinitely if a vote does not transpire.

If the legislature does not decide to put the issue to a popular vote, the plant could become operational, but only once the safety of the nuclear reactors is guaranteed, Sun said.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan

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