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China to build 6-8 nuclear reactors a year to meet 2030 goals

Published: April 01, 2019 13:34:23 | Updated: April 04, 2019 16:45:29


A booth of the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is pictured at an expo in Xian, Shaanxi province, China on August 19, 2017 — Reuters/Files

China will be able to build six to eight nuclear reactors a year once the approval process gets back to normal in the near future, the chairman of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation told Reuters news agency on Monday.

“That should be enough to meet our country’s 2030 development plans,” he said on the sidelines of an industry conference.

China did not approve any new projects for three years until it gave the nod to two new reactor complexes in southeast China earlier this year.

 

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