Bill to halt nuclear plant project on 2nd reading

A bill to halt the alteration project for Taiwan's No.2 nuclear plant is undergoing its second reading at the legislature on Friday. A bill must pass three readings to become law.

The state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) began building additional support structures around the plant in preparation of its planned reboot before July. But the minority New Power Party demanded Taipower halt construction pending a complete risk assessment.

The New Power Party also maintained that Taipower had breached safety protocol by beginning construction without communicating with local residents.

Source: Radio Taiwan International