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[cdn-nucl-l] China continues to develop nuclear power
Posted in Asia Times Online on October 25, 2002 and at:
China continues to develop nuclear power
SHENZHEN - China has built three nuclear power stations and its
installed nuclear power capacity will rise to 8.7 million kilowatts in
three years, says a senior Chinese nuclear power official.
When that goal is reached, nuclear power would account for about three
percent of China's power output, Li Dingfan, general manager of the
China Nuclear Industry Group Co, said at the ongoing Pacific nuclear
power conference in southern China's Shenzhen municipality.
Li said China had made rapid progress in the construction of nuclear
power stations in the past 20 years.
There were now three nuclear power bases in China, at Qinshan in the
eastern province of Zhejiang, Daya Bay in southern China's Guangdong
province and Tianwan in Jiangsu province, also in the east.
He said the power stations in Qinshan and Daya Bay have already started
operating. The next three years will see five more nuclear
power-generating units come into use.
Li said China will continue to develop nuclear power during its 10th
Five-Year Plan period (2001-05). He said China has the capability to
design 1-million-kilowatt-class nuclear power stations and manufacture
large-scale nuclear power equipment.