Oct 26, 2012

China lifts nuclear power ban in attempt to accelerate emissions reduction

BusinessGreen: The Chinese government has released a new nuclear strategy, confirming that it has lifted the moratorium on new nuclear plants imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and expects a "small number" of new coastal nuclear reactors to be approved before 2015. The cabinet yesterday approved a package of new nuclear safety and inspection rules, which would ensure all new plants would be restricted to coastal areas and forced to comply with "third generation safety standards". The new standards...

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