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What's News > The Atomic Energy Council Issued the Decommissioning Permit for Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant on July 12, 2019.
The Atomic Energy Council Issued the Decommissioning Permit for Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant on July 12, 2019.
The Atomic Energy Council (AEC) issued the Decommissioning Permit in accordance with the “Nuclear Reactor Facilities Regulation Act” to the Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant of Taiwan Power Company (TPC) on July 12, 2019. The permit was enacted on July 16, 2019.
The AEC received the application for the decommissioning of Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant submitted by the TPC on November 25, 2015. After a series of thorough reviews, AEC approved the “Decommissioning Plan for Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant” and its appendix “The Report on Technical and Management Ability and Financial Assurance of Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant” on June 28, 2017. On July 4, 2019, the TPC submitted the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report approved by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) which suggests that the level of impacts during decommissioning period fulfills environmental protection and ecological protection laws, statutes and decrees. The AEC, thereby concluded that the TPC is competent both technically and administratively to carry out the decommissioning of Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant. Given the fact that all the requisite documents for the application of the decommissioning permit stated in Paragraph 1 of Article 23 of “Nuclear Reactor Facilities Regulation Act” have been provided by the TPC, and they were all reviewed and satisfied the safety requirements, the AEC accordingly issued the decommissioning permit for Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant on July 12, 2019.
After the issuance of the decommissioning permit for Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant, the AEC will continue overseeing the TPC, making sure that the decommissioning and dismantling (D&D) activities carried out by the TPC are consistent with the approved decommissioning plan, including radiation protection, spent fuel storage, radioactive waste disposal management, environmental radiation monitoring, and engineering management, hence assuring public health and environmental safety.  
Nuclear power plant decommissioning has become one of the most prominent social concerns in recent years. Serving as the regulatory body, the AEC has set up a web page dedicated to the pertinent decommissioning regulatory information. In addition to our proficiency in NPP decommissioning, consistent transparency and public involvement are also paramount to us while taking the regulatory responsibilities.
For more pertinent information about our regulatory activities on nuclear power plant decommissioning, please check the link below.
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