Fuel rods from 4th nuclear power plant to be sent back to US

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-04

The fuel rods for the fourth nuclear power plant will be sent back to the United States. That’s with President Tsai Ing-wen’s government sticking to its goal of making Taiwan a non-nuclear homeland.

Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin refuted rumors that sending the rods back would cost NT$8 billion (nearly US$270 million). He said the decision to send them back was made by the legislature. The rods will be returned so they can be sold to another buyer.

Shen also said it is better to send the rods back than to dismantle them. He said that returning them would also save NT$100 million (US$3 million) in annual maintenance fees.    [SOURCE]

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