Taiwan mothballs nuclear plant, opponents press for ban

Date: Jul 1, 2015
By: dpa

A nearly completed nuclear plant in Taiwan was mothballed today, with plans for unnamedmaintenance and possible future operation, but activists pressed for a total ban on its use.

The plan to mothball the Longmen plant in northern Taiwan was approved by the Atomic Energy Council, after the government decided in April 2014 to postpone its operation indefinitely.

Strong anti-nuclear sentiment arose after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in neighbouring Japan, where three commercial reactors melted down.

The state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said it would keep all options open for future operation.     [FULL  STORY]

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