In­land nu­clear power plants be­ing con­sid­ered

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

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)

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