China starts building new nuclear power plant

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BEIJING – A Chinese state news agency said the country has begun building a new nuclear power plant after lifting a construction moratorium imposed following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

The Xinhua News Agency said the 3 billion yuan ($475 million) power plant in Rongcheng, an eastern coastal city in Shandong province, will incorporate advanced safety features developed by Chinese researchers.

China is the world’s biggest energy consumer and nuclear power is a key element in official efforts to curb surging demand for fossil fuels.

Beijing suspended approval of new nuclear power plants to carry out safety reviews following the Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami that wrecked the Fukushima plant. That moratorium was lifted in October.

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  • beerhunters

    RP showcase mothballed nuclear power plant as tourist spot!! Bwa ha ha ha ha!   aaaaarrrgghh pweeeh!

  • $18209031

    Thumbs up to China as they follow the French who are the biggerst user of nuclear power .

  • billy gunner

    hay salamat mauubos din unti-unti ang mga tsekwa sa mismo nilang lupa! lol

  • http://twitter.com/r_eyesian ian reyes

    naalala ko yong nabasag na glass ng AQUARIUM……MADE IN CHINA……BE SURE THAT YOU USE PHILIPPINE MADE MATERIALS hehehehehe……

  • Meow Ming

    A nuclear fallout.

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