Taiwan is Still Moving to Shutdown Nuclear Reactor Despite Pro-Nuclear Vote

Taiwan’s recent election passed a pro-nuclear measure with a 59-41 majority. The will of the Taiwan people was to stop the phasing out of nuclear power. The ruling DPP party has an anti-nuclear power policy and passed a law in 2016 to start phasing out nuclear power.

Taipower (Taiwan Power) said Chinshan 1 nuclear reactor will officially cease operation and enter the decommissioning stage tomorrow. Chinshan 1 has been repaired and a license to operate and restart. The DPP blocked them from restarting.

The people voted to cancel the phase-out and if democracy was being followed then the Chinshan reactor should not be shut down. A pro-nuclear Taiwan should also complete and start two other nearly complete nuclear reactors.

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