Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    2 / -7   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Not in my backyard

By Xuyang Jingjing (Global Times)

08:46, February 17, 2012

An inter-provincial squabble over a nuclear power plant being built near the southern bank of the Yangtze River, and not far from the shores of Taibo Lake in Jiangxi Province, has raised questions about China's ambitious expansion of its nuclear power program.

While Anhui Province appears to be the environmentally progressive opponent of the Jiangxi nuclear plant, it too has plans to build four of its own nuclear power plants.

The debate, which has included some mudslinging by both provinces, has experts outside the region suggesting neither province should build nuclear reactors.

Just two years ago China announced an ambitious plan to up the percentage of electricity supplied by nuclear power to 5 percent of total power by 2020. This would see the country's nuclear generating capacity increase more than seven times to over 80 gigawatts.

The plant in the center of the brewing controversy is located in Pengze county in Jiangxi. Across the river the government of Wangjiang county in Anhui wants the project shelved, saying they don't want the nuke plant so close to their backyard.

A report submitted by Wangjiang officials accuses its neighbor of lying about the population density in the area. They claim more than 150,000 people from Wangjiang alone live within a 10-kilometer radius of the plant. State regulations require that no more than 100,000 people should be living within a 10-kilometer radius of a planned nuclear power plant.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese VP meets with old friends in U.S.

  2. Third day of Singapore Airshow

  3. Chinese artists perform on Macao stage

  4. PLA Navy conducts maritime training

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. European integration at crossroad
  2. China needs to improve overseas security
  3. National interests may trump prior goodwill
  4. China, India should strengthen mutual trust
  5. China, EU should cooperate calmly and rationally
  6. Chinese VP's US visit strengthens bilateral ties
  7. Returning to Libya not easy for Chinese companies
  8. Xi’s visit offers chance to renew consensus
  9. China should continue tight monetary policy
  10. Developing nations' interests shouldn't be sacrificed

What's happening in China

Housing policy hits furniture market

  1. Apple suppliers improve: audit
  2. Transplant system to go national
  3. Railway ticket booking service hours shortened
  4. Beijing police solves 4,000 drug cases in 2011
  5. Crackdown on gelatin-injected shrimp

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai