By: Central News Agency
A reactor malfunction caused by human error March 10 at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in Shimen, New Taipei cost the state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) an estimated NT$200 million (US$6.18 million), Taipower Chairman Hwang Jung-chiou said Monday.
The automatic shutdown of the nuclear reactor at the plant for four days prompted Taipower to turn to other fuel options for power generation and cost the company NT$50 million in losses per day, Huang said during a legislative session.
The error was made by a long-time employee who wanted to control a reactor with a touch screen computer, but instead operated a touch screen interface to control the other reactor, according to Huang. [FULL STORY]