09 May '11, 7am

China to boost nuclear safety standards

China to boost nuclear safety standards

BEIJING: China will improve emergency procedures and construction standards at its nuclear power plants, state media said Monday, two months after a quake and tsunami in Japan triggered an atomic crisis. "We have to raise our standards to deal with complicated situations, like what happened in Japan," Liu Hua, a nuclear safety official at the environmental protection ministry, was quoted by the China Daily saying. "The lesson of Fukushima is that we need to improve emergency procedures, especially coordination among government departments." Authorities are also considering installing power generators inside nuclear power plants and setting higher standards for flood control measures and for the construction of exterior walls of reactors, Liu said. China ordered safety inspections of its nuclear plants and suspended approval of new projects after the March 11 disasters in n...

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