NEARING CAPACITY:A Green Citizen Action Alliance member said that Taipower’s proposal is just a means to extend the service life of nuclear plants
Date: Sep 04, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Environmental groups yesterday rallied in front of the legislature in Taipei to
protest Taiwan Power Co’s (Taipower) multi-billion US dollar project to reprocess highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods overseas, demanding lawmakers axe The company’s budget proposal at an ad hoc meeting today.
Taipower requested a budget of NT$11.25 billion (US$342.98 million) to manage 1,200 used fuel rods, or 8 percent of its total used rods, by international companies in June, but the legislature froze the budget for three months from June 11.
The budget proposal is to be reviewed by a special legislative panel today.
The 1,200 spent rods include 480 rods from the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Shihmen District (石門) and 720 rods from the Guosheng Nuclear Power Plant in the city’s Wanli District (萬里), Taipower said. [FULL STORY]