China’s nuclear gets safety nod

China’s 13 active nuclear power plants have been given the all-clear from safety inspectors, according to reports. Following the Fukushima accident in March 2011, China’s State Council suspended approvals for […]

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By Vicky Ellis

China’s 13 active nuclear power plants have been given the all-clear from safety inspectors, according to reports.

Following the Fukushima accident in March 2011, China’s State Council suspended approvals for new nuclear power stations until it had comprehensive safety checks of all nuclear projects.

The inspectors’ approval means that China’s plans to step up its nuclear ambitions are likely to continue.

The country has 28 nuclear reactors under construction and more in the pipeline, with at least 100 generators expected by 2020, accordingto China’sEnvironmental Vice Minister Li Ganjie.

Earlier this June,Lisaid the country’s nuclear safety awareness and safety standards must be improved. TheChinese government isdraftinganuclearsafetyplan,China Daily reported.