to suspend until all checks are balanced.
17 March 2011
China suspends nuclear building plans
China has suspended approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.
China is currently building 27 new reactors – about 40% of the total number being built around the world.
It went on to say that China’s medium and long-term nuclear plans would be “adjusted and improved”.
It is currently building more reactors than any other country in the world.
According to the World Nuclear Association, China wants to build a total of 110 nuclear reactors over the next few years.
China also recently announced that it had developed its own technology to reprocess spent nuclear fuel, which could be used to run these new power plants.