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CHECKS:Engineers from US-based General Electric are scheduled to join a group of experts to assist with safety checks at the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, sources said

By Lee Yu-hsin and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer4

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the six individuals are members of a trial-run test group suggested by Lin Tsung-yao (林宗堯), a former member of the Atomic Energy Council’s Fourth Nuclear Power Plant Safety Monitoring Committee.

According to Taipower, there are currently more than 100 foreign engineers working on the construction site of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, including some from GE, which is responsible for the design of the plant.

Minister of Econonmic Affairs Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) said previously that the test group, comprising of more than 50 local and foreign experts, is expected to be in position by April 2 to conduct the safety checks.

Chang said that after the experts have moved into the plant, it will take about one month for them to confirm all the standard operating procedures.

He said that the safety checks will start in May and will take about six months to complete.

Additional reporting by CNA

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