At the September 16-20 annual gathering of the IAEA’s 159 member states, China outlined plans for more nuclear power plants despite safety worries around the world in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.
“The Chinese government has never wavered its firm determination to support nuclear energy development,” Ma Xingrui, chairman of China’s Atomic Energy Authority, said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has cut its long-term outlook for nuclear energy growth for a third year in a row, in part because of hesitancy following Japan’s crisis. But, it said, the industry could still nearly double its capacity by 2030 due to growth in Asia.
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