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Taiwan planning to develop nuclear waste dump on its offshore Orchid Island

text-cat-questionDoesn’t sound as if Taiwan will be wanting to be a customer for Weatherill’s nuclear waste dump


Tsai to visit Orchid Island to discuss nuclear waste storage,
Focus Taiwan, 
antnuke-relevant2016/08/14  Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is scheduled to visit Taiwan’s offshore Orchid Island on Monday to discuss the issue of nuclear waste storage with the local people, the Presidential Office said Sunday.

The president will meet with a senior member of the indigenous Tao tribe and visit a kindergarten. She will also attend a forum during which she will address such issues as nuclear waste storage and garbage disposal on the island, the office said……..

Before finding a permanent solution for the nuclear waste, Tsai said her government will provide the Tao tribe with appropriate compensation.

Local residents had received over NT$2.1 billion (US$66.9 million) in payments as of the end of May 2016 from state-run utility Taiwan Power Co. and the Atomic Energy Council since a low-level nuclear waste storage facility was built on Orchard Island in 1982.

During her visit Monday, Tsai will again apologize to the indigenous people, sources said…….http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201608140014.aspx

August 15, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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