May 19 - Hundreds protest against the construction of a controversial nuclear plant in Taiwan. Andrew Raven reports.
Protesters in Taiwan rally against nuclear energy. Hundreds flooded the streets of Taipei on Sunday to demand that the government halt the construction of a controversial nuclear power plant. The facility, already 90 percent complete, has sparked outrage among many Taiwan nationals. The protest comes just ahead of the inauguration of President Ma Ying-jeou. This woman says she is upset that nuclear waste could end up near residential areas. UPSOT STUDENT And this student is saying officials should look into safer forms of alternative energy. Many legislators agree with them - a referendum on the future of the plant could take place later this year. Taiwan already has three nuclear plants which combined produce almost 20 percent of the country's power.