AEC to finish review of nuclear plant decommissioning plan in June

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-11

The Atomic Energy Council (AEC) expects a review of plans to decommission the

Anti-nuclear protesters in Taipei Saturday. The government plans to phase out the use of nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025. (CNA)

Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant in June will be completed in June. The AEC made the announcement Saturday.

The plan’s approval would mark another step towards the government’s goal of eliminating nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025.

The AEC also said it expects state-owned power company Taipower to submit similar plans for Taiwan’s two other active nuclear plants by the end of 2018 and in mid-2021.

The AEC has also outlined its expectations for progress on the issue of storing nuclear waste.

It says it expects Taipower to have a concentrated nuclear waste storage facility ready for use within eight years. The storage site is expected to resolve the issue of storing waste from decommissioned plants. And the same time, it will allow the government to clear the controversial waste storage site on Orchid Island.    [FULL  STORY]

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