Volume 10 Issue 9 - October 2, 2009 PDF

Research Express@NCKU Oct. 2 ~ Oct. 8, 2009


Fire Shows Up Flaws in Nuclear Plant Safety
Yung-nane Yang

On June 12, a fire broke out at the Third Nuclear Power Plant (核三廠) in Hengchun (恆春), Pingtung County, triggering concern and criticism from both the public and environmental groups.

Although Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台灣電力公司) immediately announced the cause of the fire, its explanation kept changing and thus failed to calm concerns. This incident highlights loopholes in Taiwan's nuclear safety system. …

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Rejuvenating Life with Music
Heng-Lu Lu

In the past, August the 8th meant a day to celebrate Father's Day for every household; however, for the Taiwanese, from now on this day will mean more than that. From 2009, August the 8th will be associated with the August the 8th Flood.

On the evening of August 6th, 2009, the typhoon alert over the sea of the No. 8th Typhoon this year – Typhoon Morakot – was issued. …

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