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Ma broke pledge on nuclear safety, lawmakers say

By Chris Wang and Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporters

He said the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in Shihmen District (石門), New Taipei City, is only 7km from the Shanjiao Fault, the Guosheng Nuclear Power Plant in the same city’s Wanli District (萬里) is only 2km from the Kanjiao Fault (崁腳斷層) and the Ma-anshan Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County’s Ma-anshan (馬鞍山) is on the Hengchun Fault (恆春斷層).

The yet-to-be completed new plant may be on the Fangjiao Fault (枋腳斷層), Lee added.

“Taiwan is the only country that builds nuclear power plants on faults, and near volcanoes and its capital,” Tien said, adding that while the government repeatedly promised that nuclear power generation will only begin when nuclear safety is ensured in advance, the geological survey shows that the plants are not safe.

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