Lawmakers cite nine problems at plant, including poor welding on more than 50 percent of a reactor’s pressure vessel – Taipei Times

March 10, 2013

Listing nine major problems at the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers said the government should address safety issues before rushing into a referendum on the fate of the plant.

DPP Legislator Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said that the party has found at least nine safety flaws at the plant that could result in nuclear accidents if they are not resolved.

Three of the most serious flaws found are: poor welding on more than 50 percent of a reactor’s pressure vessel; the touch panel in the control room reflects light and may be touched off accidentally during emergencies; and a digital control system that integrates 13 separate systems and links more than 40,000 signals into one system.

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