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Taiwan-based group takes action to counter anti-nuclear arguments

Taiwan-based group takes action to counter anti-nuclear arguments

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A private pro-nuclear groups based in Taiwan on Thursday launched an initiative to provide facts online about nuclear science and counter what it called false information on nuclear energy issues. Nuclear MythBusters (???????), as the group is known, comprises mainly graduate students in Taiwan and Japan who are studying nuclear science and engineering, and medical science. The group said it will post articles on its Facebook page that will give scientific facts about nuclear issues, based on professional nuclear science studies and World Health Organization reports. The initiative was launched ahead of a series of anti-nuclear protest marches scheduled for March 14 in various part of Taiwan to mark the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The protest marches, organized by a group of more than 80 anti-nuclear organizations called Stop Nukes Now (????????), will be held in Taipei, Kaohsiung and Tainan cities to advocate the abolition of nuclear power and reform of Taiwan's energy policy. As part of the anti-nuclear effort, a Taiwanese studio has produced film titled "Unveiling the Truth behind the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster." The film, which is available on Youtube, highlights some of the arguments against the use of nuclear power. (By Evelyn Kao)

Updated : 2021-09-21 14:03 GMT+08:00