Want China Times
New Taipei mayor Eric Chu, who is also chair of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang, pledged
Monday to continue the efforts toward building a nuclear-free Taiwan, a goal that he said is shared by the people of the country.
Noting that the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant project has been suspended, Chu said the issue of whether construction should resume must be decided by referendum.
Chu was responding to a comment by Hung Hsiu-chu, deputy legislative speaker and the KMT’s presidential candidate, who said Sunday that if Taiwan cannot ensure a stable supply of electricity, she would not rule out the possibility of putting the mothballed fourth plant into operation if she is elected.
The issue arose after Typhoon Soudelor cut power to more than 4.3 million households around Taiwan, the biggest power outage to result from a typhoon in the country’s history. [FULL STORY]