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The Operation of the Lanyu Storage Site

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The history of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site

The purpose of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site is to store low-level radioactive waste from the whole country. It began to accept low-level radioactive waste in May 1982 and stopped accepting in February 1996. Previously, Office of Radioactive Waste Management (now Fuel Cycle and Materials Administration) of Atomic Energy Council (hereinafter referred to as the AEC), Executive Yuan was in charge. It was taken over by Taiwan Power Company in July 1990. Besides, its name has changed to "Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site" from "Lanyu Storage Site" on June 19, 2018.

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Construction notification board of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site stopped accepting waste in 1996. Before that, it accepted a total of 97,672 low-level radioactive waste drums. Among them, 86,380 drums came from nuclear power plants, and the remaining 11,292 drums came from various sectors, such as medical, agricultural, industrial, and academic fields. Due to the increase in volume of some waste drums after being examined, repacked, crushed and solidified, the number of storage drums has increased to 100,277.

Note: The decrease of waste drums at the No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant and No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant is because some of the waste drums were crushed and solidified, and then were classified as examination and repacking drums at Low-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Site.