IMPOSSIBLE:Activists said the plant ‘is one of the most dangerous in the world’ and would never meet Lin Chuan’s precondition for its restart — that it is ‘safe’
Date: Jun 06, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Campaigners against nuclear power yesterday said they would file a
lawsuit against Premier Lin Chuan (林全) over his remark that the government is mulling the restart of the No. 1 reactor at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Shimen District (石門), which they said would endanger public safety.
Lin came under attack from campaigners, who described the reactivation plan as reneging on the Democratic Progressive Party’s promise of going nuclear-free by 2025.
Green Consumers’ Foundation chairman Jay Fang (方儉) and veteran anti-nuclear power campaigner Lin Jui-chu (林瑞珠) said they would file a lawsuit against the premier today, because the reactivation would be a crime against public safety.
“The No. 1 reactor of the Jinshan plant is the most dangerous in the world, because there are about 40 used fuel rods in the reactor and reusing them might cause an explosion should the reactor be restarted,” Lin Jui-chu said. [FULL STORY]