Taiwan: Protesters rally for nuclear-free island in Tapei

Taiwanese protesters held their annual anti-nuclear rally in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on Sunday, commemorating the seventh anniversary of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. According to the organisers, the main demand of this year's rally was to urge the government to take measures against nuclear waste, especially waste removal from Lanyu, one of the Taiwanese islands in the... Еще Pacific Ocean. Environmental activist also demanded an improvement to the efficiency and management of energy as well as the deactivation of two regional nuclear power plants and a halt to construction of another one. Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster hit Japan in 2011, scepticism over nuclear power has grown in Taiwan, which like Japan, is prone to earthquakes which could trigger a tsunami.

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