Taipower completed the “Overall Tsunami Inspection and Evaluation for Nuclear Power Plants” report in April 2012. It showed that the tsunami run-up height ranged from 4.11 m to 5.47 m above sea level, which was lower than the main plant base elevation of 11.2 m above sea level, thus the various facilities of the main plant area will not be affected. The elevation of the dry storage site is approximately 22 m (the elevation of the completed surface of the storage facility platform is approximately 24 m).
● Status of plan implementation:
A review team comprising 30 local experts and scholars was assembled by the Atomic Energy Council, Taiwan, for the safety analysis report for this project, which was divided into the following 10 groups: overall safety, site safety, nuclear criticality safety, shielding and radiation protection, structure safety, heat transfer safety, sealing safety, accident safety, fire safety, and quality assurance. After five rounds of review, safety concerns were cleared, and it was confirmed that the construction of the facility can meet safety requirements, and is sufficient to ensure the safety of the public and the facility. The project was approved by the Atomic Energy Council, Taiwan, on January 21st, 2008.
Civil engineering works: These have been completed in February 2013.
Storage, hoisting, and other relevant auxiliary equipment: These have completed construction
The first stage of pre-operation (Dry-Run) started in June 2012 and completed on November 14th, 2012. The “Dry-Run Report of Pre-Operation” was sent to the Atomic Energy Council, Taiwan, for review on March 8th, 2013. The reportwas approved by the Atomic Energy Council on September 24th, 2013, and the project was given approval to enter the second stage of pre-operation (Hot Test).
As the New Taipei City Government has not yet issued a certificate of completion for “the soil and water conservation facilities,” the schedule for the second stage of pre-operation (Hot Test) of the storage facility cannot be carried out yet. In order to carry out hot test as soon as possible, Taipower is actively processing the relevant analysis, evaluation, response, and clarification procedures in accordance with the review feedback related to water conservation plans from the New Taipei City Professional Civil Engineers Association.