Former chair of France's nuke safety agency to visit
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- The former chairman of France's independent agency on regulating nuclear safety is scheduled to visit Taiwan next week to discuss nuclear power issues with local officials, the French representative office in Taiwan said recently.
January 25, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Andre Claude Lacoste, who stepped down as Nuclear Safety Authority chairman last November, will meet with officials of the Cabinet level Atomic Energy Council during his Jan. 29-31 visit, the Bureau Francais de Taipei said.
He will attend a forum hosted by the council Jan. 29 on the safety of nuclear power and give a talk titled “New Challenges in Nuclear Safety from a Regulatory Perspective” at National Taiwan University in Taipei the following day, the bureau added.
Lacoste's visit comes amid increasingly heated debate in recent weeks on whether Taiwan's fourth nuclear power should begin operations.