Taiwan has published a report today on their geological disposal plans. The country has decided to prioritise looking for granite-based locations for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, but acknowledged that such locations were limited to only a small part of Taiwan. The proposal is the conclusion of an 11-year study to evaluate suitable host rock suitable for storing spent fuel. Energy company Taipower, which is responsible for managing radioactive waste, said it will give priority to assessing the building of a national geological repository in granite because Sweden and Finland have also chosen granite-based sites for their waste repositories. But it has not ruled out other host rock choices.
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