日前，媒體報導中央研究院地球科學研究所研究員扈治安在其接受台電委託的監測調查報告中，顯示出蘭嶼核廢料貯存場有外洩的狀況。今天（11/30）上午數個環保團體連同公衛學者、蘭嶼居民在立法院召開記者會，質疑原能會及台電低估並掩蓋了事情的嚴重性，呼籲立即擴大全面調查。Basically, it says that the media reports according to the Academia Sinica's Institute of Earth Sciences, it has accepted a report from Taipower saying that its Orchid Island nuclear waste site has leaked. On Nov 30 a number of environmental groups, public health researchers, and Orchid Island residents (largely aborigines), held a press conference at the Legislative Yuan, accusing Taipower of underestimating the seriousness of the situation and engaging in a cover-up.
The article says that Ceseium 137 has been detected in the coastal areas and in crop fields, since the 1999-2000 time frame. Further the values monitored at several sites have jumped in the last several years.
The waste dump there is one of the Taiwan's sicker stories. The residents were originally told the nuke waste dump would be a fish cannery, so of course they approved of it since it would mean jobs. Leave it to Taipower to put a nuke waste dump in the middle of such loveliness.
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