China cancelled the Nuclear processing Plant in Guangdong Province

Jul 14, 2013 10:57 IST

China on 13 July 2013 cancelled the construction of a six billion dollar nuclear processing plant in Guangdong province apparently due to public concerns over its safety. The planned industrial park, with a designed capacity of 1000 tonnes of uranium in 2020, was to feature facilities for uranium conversion, enrichment and manufacturing of nuclear fuel equipment. This is the first nuclear project cancelled by China, which is embarking on a massive expansion of nuclear power projects. Chinese government also stopped the construction of a copper alloy plant in Sichuan province following violent protests by local residents.

The public's opposition was mainly because of safety worries and environmental concerns.


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