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‘Temporary’ plan for nuclear waste slammed

MAJOR RISK:Critics said Taipower’s idea of storing waste at the Jinshan plant for 40 years would endanger local residents, as waste containers can corrode

By Lauly Li and Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporters

Atomic Energy Council Minister Chou Yuan-ching (周源卿) yesterday told lawmakers during a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan that the council forwarded Taipower’s proposal to the New Taipei City Government earlier this year to be publicly announced.

However, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said he would not approve the plan and that the city could not become a nuclear waste storage site that would pose a risk to greater Taipei area residents.

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