March 14, 2011 by Post Team
Fukushima Explosion, Radiation from the explosion of a nuclear plant in Japan poses no threat to Taiwan. That’s the word from Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on Monday. This news comes after another explosion rocked the No. 3 reactor at Fukushima nuclear power plant damaged by earthquake in northern Japan on Monday.
A hydrogen explosion had occurred in No. 1 reactor in Fukushima. The tsunami damaged the factory on Friday came after an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 to Sendai.
Office of presidential spokesman Lo Chih-chiang said President Ma closely monitoring the situation.
“[My president] has given instructions to the Committee on Atomic Energy and other relevant officials,” said Lo. “These include the nuclear situation in Japan, but also ensure that the Taiwanese people know what we do in the situation. We also took the time to do a full inspection and review of current measures for Taiwan in nuclear security.
Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that the prevailing winds are from northwestern Japan. This means that even if the radioactive material is released from the plant in Fukushima, it will not be blown to Taiwan.
Some 2,000 anti-chemical soldiers on stand-by in two camps in northern and southern Taiwan. If necessary, troops to deploy units to detect and take measures to decontaminate before any radioactive material can reach Taiwan.
Taiwan announced Saturday it would donate NT $ 100 million (United States and 3.3 million) in Japan to help with relief operations.
Meanwhile, the legislature passed a proposal Wednesday calling for an immediate halt to the construction of the plant in Taiwan fourth nuclear power, citing safety reasons. Opposition members have asked that it be strengthened to withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. The legislature is also examining a proposal to improve Taiwan’s security other three reactors.
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