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Taiwan Nuclear
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Here's how they store their Nuclear Waste.

  Angry Right next to the ocean with nice flower planters too.
Pretty stupid, if you ask me.   IMHO
   
Photo Page: http://felixfeatures.photoshelter.com/im...GA.Sox9MCg

Taipower workers handled nuclear waste tanks with bare hands...
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/natio...orkers.htm


http://www.world-nuclear.org/information...aiwan.aspx

The islands indigenous peoples were lied to.  Same scene, different place.   Cry
 
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(09-20-2016, 12:33 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Here's how they store their Nuclear Waste.

  Angry Right next to the ocean with nice flower planters too.
Pretty stupid, if you ask me.   IMHO

Photo Page: http://felixfeatures.photoshelter.com/im...GA.Sox9MCg

Taipower workers handled nuclear waste tanks with bare hands...
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/natio...orkers.htm


http://www.world-nuclear.org/information...aiwan.aspx

The islands indigenous peoples were lied to.  Same scene, different place.   Cry

Yes, there has to be a better way.

Here are some other stories I've worked up on Taiwan's nuclear endeavors.

http://enformable.com/2015/03/taiwan-loo...lear-fuel/

http://enformable.com/2012/04/taipower-f...wer-plant/

http://enformable.com/2013/07/typhoon-so...in-taiwan/
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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Nuke plant's fuel rods to be shipped to U.S.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3383849
2018/03/16 10:59 By Taiwan News, Staff Writer (Huang Ya-chuan and S.C. Chang)

Taipei (CNA) - Starting in June, the 1,744 fuel [ assemblies ] purchased to operate Taiwan's No. 4 Nuclear Power Plant will be shipped back to the United States at a cost of NT$700 million (US$24 million), Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said Thursday.

[...]. where Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC will try to help find buyers for them.

Taiwan decided to mothball the nuclear power plant when it was near completion in April 2014. [...]

The latest move by Taipower means there is almost no chance of a nuclear power reactor operating at the plant which is located in Gongliao, New Taipei.

The fuel [ assemblies ] are to be sent to the U.S. company in eight shipments by 2020, [...]

The Democratic Progressive Party government, which took office in May 2016, has announced its intention to make Taiwan a nuclear-free homeland by 2025.

Under this policy, the two reactors at the No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will be phased out by the end of 2018 and June next year, respectively.

Currently, Taiwan's nuclear power is supplied by the nation's No. 3 nuclear power plant and the No. 1 reactor at the No. 2 plant, where the No. 2 reactor is also due to be restarted pending approval by the authorities.

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[ More info on these reactors ]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lungmen_Nu...ower_Plant

[...] two [ GE designed ] ABWRs each of 1,300 MWe net. It is owned by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower). It was intended to be the first of these advanced Generation III reactors built outside Japan.

[ Moving them to the US is odd. Should just send them to Japan, afaik the US doesn't have any ABWRs. I don't know if these fuel assemblies can be used in existing US units. ]

[...] first proposed in 1978. [...] selected the ABWR in 1996 [...]
[ 18 years just to decide what kind of poisoning machine they wanted ]

As of 2014, the total price tag was close to US$10 billion, or NT$300 billion.

[ 40 years and $10bn, could have probably built every person on Tiawan a new solar powered home and have some left over for a national bar-b-que. ]

Electricity prices are estimated to rise by 14–40%, and electricity rationing could be imposed as early as 2021.[46]
[ Some fear mongering there. ]

Completely cancelling the plant would force Taipower to book the construction budget as a total loss and force it into insolvency.[46] [ Bad business decisions should lead to insolvency. ]

Past polls in Taiwan have showed more support for nuclear power among educated than uneducated people. The China Times poll taken in 2000 showed 60% support among those with higher degrees, and only 40% among those with only primary education.[52]

[ Higher educated, and therefore better off financially, self absorbed consumer lifestyle types want cheap electric to power all their things. While lesser educated, live closer to nature, don't want a future nuclear disaster in their backyard. Something wrong there. In the rest of the world educated and informed people don't want nuclear power while GED Joe six-pack wants cheap electric so he can watch sports on his giant screen TV, shake the neighborhood with his 1 megawatt sound system and keep his beer meister cold. ]

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Staup Knewkinus, we got more important things to worry about.
 
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