Inland nuclear power plants being considered
China’s National Energy Administration is reviewing whether the country should build inland nuclear power plants, a topic that has aroused fierce debate.
China Nuclear Energy Association released a research report about the environmental security of inland nuclear power plants, and has come to the conclusion that such a facility would be safe. Professor Zhou Ruming with the Association claims that the impact of liquid radioactive waste over underground water is within the allowable range, if nuclear power plants are running properly.
Some people doubt if proper locations for nuclear power plants can be found because China is densely populated and short of water resources. Additionally, earthquakes frequently happen in the country. (Photo 2)