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People power brings a halt to Taiwan’s new nuclear reactors

text-people-powerTaiwan to halt construction at fourth nuclear power plant The Taiwan government will halt construction at the island’s fourth nuclear power plant as local opposition to atomic energy continues to mount. Australia Network News 28 April 14

President Ma Ying-jeou’s Kuomintang party says a decision has been made to seal off the plant’s first reactor after the completion of safety checks.

And construction of the second reactor will be halted immediately.

The move is the latest sign of pressure on Mr Ma’s administration from opposition parties and anti-nuclear activists, who are concerned about the safety of such facilities in earthquake-prone regions of Taiwan following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Taipei over the weekend, urging the government to abandon nuclear energy……..http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/an-taiwan-nuclear-protest/5414294

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant

 KMT leaders push for end to project, despite facility being 98pc complete……… http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1498668/taiwan-president-ma-ying-jeou-bows-pressure-and-halts-nuclear-plant, 28 April, 2014, Lawrence Chung in Taipeilawrence.chung@scmp.com
 
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April 28, 2014 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, Taiwan

1 Comment »

  1. There is more to this story. About the magnitude of the overruns and the length of the delay and the classic lie being told by Taipower that these reactors are 90% finished. http://funologist.org/2014/04/30/taiwan-protests-halt-reactor-construction-and-the-90-complete-lie/

    Comment by paxus | April 30, 2014 | Reply


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