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Having Second Thoughts
In recent years a golden age for the nuclear power industry has been expected throughout the globe because it was believed to be a good solution to address climate issues. But then the unprecedented nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant broke out, caused by an 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing devastating tsunami
Rethinking Nuclear Power Safety

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the safety of nuclear power plants and the development of nuclear power have raised concerns, especially in China, which has prioritized nuclear industry to ensure power supply for its booming development.

In China, the threshold for nuclear power plant construction is higher than the world average; earthquake-resistant and flood-resistant standards are higher as well

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Japan's Crisis Goes Global
Radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant will have long-lasting global implications
Keeping an Eye on Radioactivity
China sets up a national testing system for levels of radiation from various sources
- China's Nuclear Power Plants in Operation
Qinshan Plant Phase I
Located in Haiyan, Zhejiang Province, Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Phase I is the first 300-megawatt pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant independently designed, constructed, operated and managed by China. The plant came into commercial operation in April 1994

Qinshan Plant Phase II
Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant Phase II is also a PWR plant. Its first two 650-megawatt generating units came into commercial operation in April 2002 and May 2004, respectively
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