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Taipei readies for big anti-nuclear protest in March

Protest-No!flag-TaiwanAnti-nuclear protests are now planned for March 12 TAIPEI--A national anti-nuclear alliance is scheduled to hold a protest march in Taipei March 12, demanding that the government make Taiwan nuclear-free by 2025 by decommissioning the nation’s three functioning nuclear plants and abolishing the mothballed fourth nuclear power plant in New Taipei’s Gongliao District.

The National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform, which is organizing the march, announced Thursday that it will be held to mark the fifth anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 and raise public awareness of the dangers of nuclear power and the pressing problem of nuclear waste management.The anti-nuclear activists will also demand that the government come up with solutions to the storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste and to the problem of environmental injustice in nuclear waste siting policies.

They are also seeking the establishment of a mechanism that will allow public participation in policy-making regarding nuclear waste management.


February 27, 2016 - Posted by | ACTION

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