By: Milly Lin and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) One of the reactors at Taiwan Power Company’s (Taipower) second nuclear
power plant in New Taipei has shut down and the cause is being investigated, the company said Monday.
It said maintenance of the reactor had been completed recently and the reactor was restarted May 16, but half an hour later, it automatically shut down for reasons that are not yet clear.
Taipower said it is investigating the cause of the shutdown and will submit a report to the Atomic Energy Council, which supervises the safety of nuclear power plants.
This means the reactor is likely to be offline for at least a month, the power company said, estimating a restart date sometime in July. [FULL STORY]