“During the construction process, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the AEC will strengthen project management and safety surveillance,” Huang said. “We will uphold the principles of safety first with quality as our top priority.”
Huang made the remarks during a Safety Oversight Committee meeting at the plant amid concerns over a Taiwan Power Co. safety report that has been criticized for failing to adequately address safety concerns.
In pre-operation tests at the plant over the past year, the nuclear facility has seen fires, blackouts and other irregularities.
“We cannot accept the AEC’s decision to proceed with construction,” said Tsui Shu-hsin, secretary general of the nongovernmental Green Citizens’ Alliance and a member of the committee.
Work on the plan should stop immediately and not be allowed to start again until a through safety review has been completed, Tsui added.
Source: Taiwan Today
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