Nuclear-free homeland policy remains unchanged

  • Date: 2016-06-07
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

Regarding  the  possible  reactivation  of  the  No.  1  reactor  at  Taiwan’s  First  Nuclear  Power  Plant,  Premier  Lin  Chuan  has  reiterated  that  the  government  remains  committed  to  phasing  out  nuclear  power  in  Taiwan  by  2025  and  does  not  intend  to  extend  the  service  lives  of  Taiwan’s  three  active  nuclear  plants,  Executive  Yuan  Spokesperson  Tung  Chen-yuan  said  today.  

The  premier  also  emphasized  that  the  government  will  exhaust  all  other  means  of  saving  energy  before  turning  to  nuclear  energy,  Tung  added.  The  top  priorities  now  are  to  carry  out  existing  energy  projects  as  scheduled,  better  manage  power  supply  and  demand,  and  develop  new  energy  resources.  The  reactivation  of  the  No.  1  reactor  would  only  be  considered  if  three  conditions  are  met—that  all  other  means  have  been  exhausted,  safety  is  guaranteed,  and  a  public  consensus  has  been  reached.