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CNA: China Resumes Nuclear Plant Construction

After three years, China has resumed constructing nuclear plants. According to the Paper, as of the end of June, nuclear power projects in Shandong Rongcheng, Fujian Zhangzhou, and Guangdong Taipingling have started or approved the start of construction. The completion of the Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province means that it will be the third closest nuclear power plant to Taiwan. 2015 was the last time that China approved the construction of nuclear power units. It approved a total of eight new nuclear power units that year.

Li Fulong, director of the Development Planning Department of the National Energy Administration of China, made the above remarks at a press conference on the 25th. According to the article, the Shandong Rongcheng project has started construction. The Fujian Zhangzhou and Guangdong Taipingling nuclear power projects have been approved, but construction has not yet started. The statistics from China Nuclear Energy Association affirmed that, as of March 31, 2019, China had a total of 45 nuclear power units in commercial operation.

The distribution map of the mainland’s neighboring Taiwan nuclear power plant provided by the official website of the Atomic Energy Commission of the Republic of China shows that the nearest nuclear power plant to Taiwan is the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, only 162 kilometers away from Miaoli Tongyu. It is followed by the Fujian Ningde Nuclear Power Plant, 229 kilometers away from Taiwan. The Zhangzhou Nuclear Power is to be located in Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province. After completion, it will become the third nuclear power plant that has a close proximity to Taiwan.

Source: Central News Agency, July 28, 2019