Thursday, June 16, 2011
China Declares Its Nuclear Reactors 'Safe'
China's Vice Environment Minister Li Ganjie noted that officials had determined that all 13 of China's operating nuclear reactors were safe, and that inspections of the 27 still under construction are expected to be finished by October. This is a clear signal that China will increasingly rely on nuclear power to fuel its economy.
In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the State Council suspended approvals for new nuclear projects, but it has pushed forward with reactors already under construction. (WSJ, 6/16/2011)