PROPRIETARY:A spokesperson for Taipower said that maintenance records could be examined only at its offices, because they are the intellectual property of Hitachi
Date: Apr 29, 2015
By: Sean Lin and Lo Hsin-chen / Staff reporters
The Pingtung County Government yesterday said that it is considering filing a
lawsuit against Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) over the company’s failure to report an accident on Saturday in which an auxiliary power converter outside a nuclear reactor at the Ma-anshan (馬鞍山) Nuclear Power Plant caught fire.
The county government also called on the Atomic Energy Council to impose a severe punishment on the plant’s administrators for negligence, which it said had threatened public safety.
“Accidents at the Ma-anshan power plant do not affect Taipower alone, they affect all of Pingtung County and all Taiwanese,” county government spokesperson Huang Chien-chia (黃建嘉) told a news conference yesterday. [FULL STORY]