China's operating nuclear reactors pass inspections

15:04, June 15, 2011      

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China's nuclear safety regulators said that the country's all operating nuclear reactors are safe and sound, following a two-month inspection after the disaster at Japan's earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiich nuclear power plant in March.

Li Ganjie, Vice Minister of Environment and director of China's Nuclear Energy Safety Administration, said in a statement posted on the ministry's website Wednesday that inspections of all 13 working reactors have been completed, and found no problems.

The State Council, China's highest governing body, ordered the administration to implement a full check-up of China's nuclear reactors and suspended approving new reactors, in a precaution measure to ensure nuclear safety after Japan's nuclear disaster.

Li said in his statement that inspections of the other 28 reactors that are now under construction would be completed by October.

The country originally plans to have up to 100 reactors in operation by 2020, but Beijing has suspended issuing permits for new plants until a national nuclear safety regime is phased in.

By People's Daily Online
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