Pingtung to sanction nuclear power plant for alleged safety breach

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-28

Authorities in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung county will take legal action against

Huang Chien-chia, right, speaks at a press conference at Pingtung's county hall, April 27. (Photo/CNA)

Huang Chien-chia, right, speaks at a press conference at Pingtung’s county hall, April 27. (Photo/CNA)

Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant for failing to report an accident in the plant that could have harmed public safety, a spokesperson for the county government said Monday.

Huang Chien-chia said the plant failed to voluntarily report a fire in an outdoor transformer outside its No. 2 reactor as soon as it happened late Sunday night and then lied that it did. “It is obvious negligence of the value of human life,” the spokesperson said.

The nuclear power plant, located at the southern tip of Pingtung county on the Hengchun peninsula, has faced eight public safety incidents since 2001, none of which were reported to the local government, Huang said.     [FULL  STORY]

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