Date: Jun 04, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
On the first day of the question-and-answer session on Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) policy report to the legislature, lawmakers’ questions ranged from student loans to cross-strait relations and the cross-strait service trade agreement.
New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) was the first to question the premier, raising questions about the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮) and the new government’s stance on the cross-strait service trade pact.
Huang slammed a Ministry of Economic Affairs official for saying on Thursday that the No. 1 reactor of the plant, which was sealed last year, would be reactivated if needed.
He called for the outright closure of the nuclear power plant, saying it costs more than NT$1 billion (US$30.67 million) a year to maintain the sealed reactor, and “there is no need to spend such money if there is no plan to reactivate it.”
Lin said there is no plan to reactivate the reactor at this point, and that he would “further examine” the need for the sealing. [FULL STORY]