Taiwan on its path toward denuclearization. The Taiwanese government shut down the No. 1 generator at its Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant in Wanli District, New Taipei City, on Thursday (July 1) to prepare for the unit’s full closure. The nuclear generator went online on Dec. 28, 1981. A General Electric Boiling Water Reactors Type-6 model, the unit was licensed to run for 40 years, which will expire on Dec. 27, 2021. It has produced more than 270 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity for the past 40 years as well as 800 tons of radioactive waste, according to the Environment Information Center. The generator is being decommissioned early because the spent fuel pool is nearly at capacity. If the generator keeps operating, there will be not be enough space to store nuclear waste, the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) explained.
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