Nuclear Protests Planned in Taiwan on Japan Earthquake Anniversary
As the first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear crisis approaches this Sunday, religious and civil groups in Taiwan are preparing massive protests to stop the construction of a fourth atomic plant.
On March 11, nearly 100 organizations, including Green Citizens’ Action Alliance (GCAA), are expected to stage a “Bidding Farewell to Nuclear Power Parade” in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. Protesters want the government to decommission three existing nuclear plants and to abandon any further nuclear power plans.
Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and the ensuing disaster at Fukushima Daiichi had inevitable implications in Taiwan, as both are islands that lie along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent volcanic and seismic activity.
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Lungmen, the fourth