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REFERENDUMS 2021/4th Nuclear Power Plant referendum defeated via Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) A referendum seeking to unseal and restart work on Taiwan’s Fourth Nuclear Power Plant failed to pass Saturday, the first time people have been allowed to directly vote on the facility that has been debated and … Continue reading

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Taiwan VP reassures Lanyu residents government will dispose of nuclear waste via Taiwan News

About 100,000 barrels of nuclear waste from nation’s 3 operational nuclear power plants have been stored on Orchid Island since 1982 By George Liao,  TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said that disposing of the nuclear waste stored … Continue reading

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It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power via FP

BY TED NORDHAUS, SEAVER WANG Western discussions about nuclear energy in East Asia usually start with the Fukushima disaster and end with efforts to address climate change. But anti-nuclear sentiment in Asia looks nothing like that in the West, where it was … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march via The Washington Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters, reviving an issue that has proven politically divisive in the past. Tsai said at a news conference that her administration … Continue reading

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Taiwan maintains ban on food from Fukushima disaster areas via Nikkei Asian Review

TAIPEI (Kyodo) — Voters in Taiwan approved a referendum Saturday to maintain a ban on food products from five Japanese prefectures, imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, dealing a major blow to the government of President Tsai Ing-wen and … Continue reading

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DPP lawmaker rejects allegations via the Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲), who is representing the party in the Tainan mayoral race, yesterday rejected allegations that he had exercised improper influence on behalf of Japanese discount store chain Daiso Industries Co. The Ministry of … Continue reading

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EPA minister puts career on line over nuclear power issue via Focus Taiwan

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) head has vowed that if it is decided via referendum to open the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which has been mothballed since 2015, he will resign. If the people vote … Continue reading

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Author Egoyan Zheng uses Fukushima for novel set in Taiwan via The Asahi Shimbun

Taiwanese author Egoyan Zheng leaned heavily on the Fukushima disaster in 2011 to tackle nuclear issues in his suspense novel “Ground Zero.” The Japanese translation of the award-winning book was released by Hakusuisha Publishing Co. in May. The story evolves … Continue reading

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Taiwan to hold off on plans for problematic Japanese food imports via Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) The government is to put on hold a planned opening of food products from radiation-affected prefectures in Japan amid public misgivings about food safety, a Cabinet spokesman said Friday. Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said in a news … Continue reading

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Recovery from “Betrayal”: Local Anti-Nuclear Movements and Party Politics in Taiwan via APJ Japan Focus

Shuge Wei This article investigates the history and contemporary development of the local anti-nuclear experience in Gongliao district, Taiwan. It traces villagers’ intricate relations with political parties, their frustration with the decision making process, and efforts to sustain local anti-nuclear … Continue reading

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