China set to commence operations at 31 n-plants

  • China's nuclear energy authorities have recently finished investigative research on 31 nuclear power plants, indicating a possible commencement of operations at the reactors, the media reported on Monday.

    "A report based on the research has been submitted to the State Council. Once approved, it will be a signal of the beginning of the operations of new nuclear reactors," an official the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission said.

    The research, aimed at ensuring the safety of operations, was jointly conducted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering and China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA).

    China halted its nuclear power projects after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, only approving several such projects in eastern coastal areas. (Source: IANS)