Could a Fukushima-style Nuclear Accident Happen in Taiwan?

The government’s target date for phasing out nuclear by 2025 could not come soon enough.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/12/06
By: Dinah Gardner

Taiwan Green Bulletin
There has been a lot of talk about more violent earthquakes set to shudder our planet

Credit: REUTERS/KYODO

and Taiwan in particular next year.

First off, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said in September that we haven’t had enough big quakes this year, leading to a build up of sub-surface energy and more likely possibility of larger temblors ahead. Then, last month, scientists were predicting stronger earthquakes next year worldwide linked to a slight slowdown in the Earth’s rotation; and some could be pretty devastating.

Earthquakes are dangerous enough, but when coupled with six aging nuclear reactors the question arises: could a Fukushima-type nuclear accident happen in Taiwan?
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