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Nuclear Power Debate: PROFILE: Gongliao resident recounts long fight

By Wu Liang-yi and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with Staff writer

“Some of the tourists who come to Fulong stop at my place after seeing the car with the anti-nuclear slogan painted on it and offer me encouragement or even call out the ‘No Nukes, save Taiwan’” slogan, Wu said.

The anti-nuclear movement has been gaining momentum in recent years and has started to peak in recent months, Wu said.

“It is a sign that Taiwanese are beginning to realize that the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant’s construction is a matter that concerns everyone in the nation,” he said.

While Wu is not affiliated with any political party, he said there were often those who labeled him and other anti-nuclear activists as pan-green, or supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party.

“I’m not particularly concerned with labels; in my opinion both political parties are Taiwanese, and any that step up to speak out or do something about the issue of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, they are — in the view of the association — a good political party,” Wu said.

Political parties should set aside their differences and sit down to debate how to resolve the nuclear power issue, he said.

“It is one of my greatest wishes that the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant does not go into commercial operation and instead be turned into a museum in which all sorts of information on nuclear power could be displayed,” Wu said.

“Hopefully our progeny will see the day when nuclear power plants are no longer needed,” he said.

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