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Taipower to delay return of unused Lungmen fuel rods

Taiwan’s state power company will postpone the return of unused fuel rods intended for use at Taiwan's mothballed Lungmen nuclear plant to the US.
By Staff reporter 4 December 2018 0 33548

Taiwan’s state power company, Taipower, will postpone the return of unused fuel rods intended for use at the country’s mothballed Lungmen nuclear plant to the United States following the result of a referendum that showed public support for nuclear power, according to Focus Taiwan.

Although the referendum does not require the government to alter plans to decommission its three operational plants, the government could decide to start up the Lungmen facility.

A legislative decision made in January requires the 1,744 unused fuel rods to...