LIN I-HSIUNG:The party said it would seek out Lin for ‘threatening’ the Ma administration by staging a hunger strike to oppose the power plant’s construction
Date: Aug 11, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The New Party yesterday said it would launch a petition for a referendum asking the
public whether it is willing to shoulder the cost of suspending construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮) because of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) hardline stance against nuclear energy.
“The inconveniences caused by sporadic power outages and Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) ordering of central government agencies to turn off air-conditioners over the past week pale in comparison to the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which would cost the public NT$283.8 billion [US$9.36 billion] if left unused,” New Party spokesman Wang Ping-chung (王炳忠) told a news conference in Taipei.
The figure is based on Taiwan Power Co’s estimate of the suspended plant’s construction cost. [FULL STORY]