A DAD Example: The Story of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan

by K. K. Li, Da-Yeh Inst of Technology, Changhwa, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Over the past decade, nuclear power play an important role in help develop Taiwan's internationally recognized economy. The effort for putting the new nuclear power plant onto the grid has lasted for ten years. The approval of this project was finally given by the congress in June 1992, thirteen years later since the initial submittal. The way the government dealt with this project was a typical example of Decide-Announce-Defend (DAD) type of decision-making process. Taking account of drastic changing social and political environments in Taiwan, without a comprehensive public acceptance program and the refinement of infrastructure and capability of local nuclear industry, the future of nuclear power will again be in troubled waters.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Nuclear power | Public policy | Decision making | Social factors | Project management | Water policy | Taiwan | Asia

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