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Taiwan reprocessing tender suspended

Waste and Recycling

20 March 2015

A tender for overseas reprocessing of Taiwanese used nuclear fuel has been suspended, pending a parliamentary budget review, only one month after it was announced.

Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. However, start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years.

Commissioning approaches for Lungmen

New Nuclear

10 January 2014

Lungmen, August 2009 73x48The Lungmen nuclear power plant could be in operation by the end of this year or early next year, according to reported statements from Taiwanese planners.

Taipower launches overseas reprocessing tender

Waste and Recycling

19 February 2015

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) has launched a tender for a contract worth up to TWD 11.26 billion ($356 million) for the shipment and reprocessing of used nuclear fuel abroad.

Political discord places Lungmen on hold

New Nuclear

28 April 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48The government of Taiwan has announced that unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant will be mothballed once pre-operational safety checks are completed. Construction of unit 2, meanwhile, will be suspended immediately. A referendum will be held later to decide the plant's fate.

European review of Taiwanese safety

Regulation and Safety

20 November 2013

Taiwan should update the assessment of all natural hazards that could affect its nuclear power plants, notably for earthquakes and tsunamis, the European Commission has recommended.