China’s plans for quicker growth of nuclear power plants are “insane,” said physicist He Zuoxiu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences who previously worked on China’s nuclear weapons program, The Guardian reported. He said plans to build plants inland were particularly risky because an accident could contaminate rivers that hundreds of millions of people rely on and groundwater supplies used by important farmlands. China halted approval of new reactors in 20011 after the Fukushima disaster, but gave the go-ahead in March for two new units. He said the roll-out was too fast to ensure the safety and monitoring expertise necessary to avoid an accident.
You must log in to post a comment.
Yes, I would like to receive emails from China Economic Review. (You can unsubscribe anytime)
Copyright © 2018 SinoMedia Group Limited All rights reserved