Nuclear energy has gradually be replaced by coal on the island, which has several seismic faults running through.
Date: 12 March 2016
Dozens of civic groups protested against nuclear power in Taipei Saturday,
rekindling debate in Taiwan over the future of energy on the island.
The protesters demand the government to shut the three nuclear power plants in operation and halt the construction of the fourth nuclear power plant.
Protesters referenced the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, which was sparked by a tsunami and caused about 1,600 evacuation-related deaths.
The demonstration concentrated outside the Presidential Palace in Taiwan, with yellow and black umbrellas, speeches and various banners that warned of the dangers of nuclear energy. [FULL STORY]