China nuclear targets to be cut after Fukushima via Reuters

Oct 21 (Reuters) – China’s 2020 nuclear capacity targets are likely to be scaled down after the country imposed a moratorium on new project approvals following the Fukushima disaster in Japan in March, industry officials said on Friday.

China was originally scheduled to release a revised blueprint for its nuclear sector this year, with many predicting a new 2020 target of 86 GW, up from the previous 40 GW.

But Beijing promised to “adjust and improve” its plans for the sector after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s northeast coast and left the ageing Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex on the brink of meltdown.

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