Anti-tsunami wall planned for Pingtung nuclear plant

Date: 2017-02-16

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Thursday that sea walls will be built to protect the country’s No. 3 nuclear power plant from tsunamis. The move is part of the plan to eventually decommission the No. 1 plant in New Taipei City.

The No. 3 plant is located on Taiwan’s southern coast in Pingtung County. The Atomic Energy Council (AEC) is also evaluating whether to build sea walls around the No. 1 and No. 2 nuclear plants. Both plants are on the country’s northern coast.

In related news, the AEC announced on Wednesday the results of an evaluation of how to deal with 100,000 containers of nuclear waste on the offshore Lanyu Island, also known as Orchid Island. The AEC said it will take a minimum of nine years to remove the waste. The council has asked the state-run Taiwan Power Company to communicate with local residents on the matter.    [FULL  STORY]

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