Down for over 2 years, nuclear reactor back at full capacity

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/17
By: Pan Tzu-yu and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) The No. 2 reactor at Taiwan’s Second Nuclear Power Plant in

Image taken from Taipower (

northern Taiwan was operating at full capacity at 10:30 a.m. Sunday after resuming operations early Wednesday, according to state-run utility Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower).

It was the first time the reactor was operating at full capacity in more than two years.

It went offline in May 2016 following a glitch in its electrical system during major maintenance work, then resumed operations on March 27 of this year, but automatically shut down the next day after it developed another glitch.

Taipower submitted an application on April 9 to the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) to restart the reactor. After convening several review meetings and conducting an on-site inspection on June 4, the AEC approved the restarting of the reactor.

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