By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–A civil anti-nuclear organization in Taiwan announced Monday that protests will
simultaneously take place in three cities in Taiwan on March 11 to call on the government to lay out concrete plans and agenda to abolish nuclear power generation.
The National Nuclear Abolition Action Platform (NNAAP), organizer of the protest, said the protest will be staged in Taipei City in northern Taiwan, Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan and Taitung City in eastern Taiwan at the same time.
Even though the new government, which has been in power for nine months, has promised to completely eliminate nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025, the government has been dragging its feet on the issues of decommissioning of old nuclear power plants, nuclear waste disposal, and exploitation of renewable energy, the NNAAP said in a press conference on Monday in front of the Office of the President in Taipei.
The organizer said the protests will call on the government to carry out its promise of a nuclear-free homeland by 2025 and put forward concrete plans and agenda towards that end. [FULL STORY]