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Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Taiwan is on an earthquake faultline and exposed to typhoons. These environmental factors have parallels with Japan, so people are nervous of a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A recent poll indicates that 60% of Taiwanese want to abandon the use of atomic energy and the new Taiwanese president campaigned on a pledge to phase out the island's nuclear programme by 2025. But the issue of nuclear waste has not been addressed, as our team reports.

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A programme prepared by Jessica Sestili and Elise Duffau

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