Red Brick Daily

A CNA report from Saturday claims the state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) is planning to build a storage facility on an uninhabited island to store radioactive waste from the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Taipower is prepping for the decommissioning of the power plant’s two reactors, scheduled to go offline in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

After that, the plant will enter a 25-year decommissioning period, which will include eight years of facility decontamination, 12 years of plant demolition, three years of monitoring and two years of site restoration.

No clear word yet on what the company plans to do with the many barrels of atomic garbage currently being “stored” on Lanyu or “Orchid Island.”

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