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China plans to build 10 more nuclear reactors
By Wang Ying (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-07-15 06:13

China Power Investment Corp (CPIC), one of China's power majors, plans to build 10 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors on the eastern coast of Liaoning and Shandong provinces in a bid to cut reliance on coal, a senior official from the company told China Daily yesterday.

"We will build six 1,000-megawatt reactors at Haiyang in East China's Shandong Province, as well as four similar ones at Hongyanhe, Dalian in Liaoning Province," Liu Changqing, a senior director with CPIC yesterday said in a telephone interview.

This undated file photo shows the first phate of Tianwan nuclear power plant located in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province. China plans to build 10 more new nuclear reactors. [newsphoto]
Preliminary project approvals, including the environmental protection assessment and the safety conditions at the sites, have been passed by the central government, according to Liu.

Further procedures have still to be examined by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), before the infrastructure construction begins, said industry sources.

The construction schedule is still unknown. It will be decided by the NDRC, according to Liu.

Liu did not disclose the total costs of the projects yesterday.

Liu said that no decision had been made on what technology the 10 reactors will use. The final say remains up to the country's top regulators, such as the NDRC.
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