TAIPEI, March 7 (Bernama) -- The plan by Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) to restart the second reactor at its No 2 nuclear power plant has been approved by the island's atomic energy authority.
Taiwan's legislative body has the final say on the restart, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Taipower applied to the atomic energy authority on Feb 5 to restart the reactor which was shut down in May 2016 after a short circuit during maintenance.
If the reactor is restarted, the No 2 nuclear power plant would increase its operating power reserve margin by three percent and would alleviate the shortage of power supply in Taiwan.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been pushing for a nuclear-free policy to phase out all existing nuclear power plants in Taiwan by 2025.....