China lifts nuclear power ban

China Nuclear

China has lifted a ban on new nuclear power stations imposed after Japan's Fukushima meltdown last year, reports AFP.

According to the report, China’s State Council has released a revised set of nuclear safety regulations that will only approve projects proposed for coastal areas.

The revised strategy also highlighted new nuclear plants will be designed and constructed according to Gen III+ reactor standards to ensure a higher level of safety.

It was also revealed China has lowered its ambitious nuclear generation target to 40 gigawatts (GW) from 50 GW by 2015.

Nuclear power currently accounts for 1.8 percent of China’s total electric generation.

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