Category: Nuclear

China’s reaction to the Japanese nuclear crisis

(March 28, 2011) While the world focuses on the nuclear crisis in Japan, China is contemplating a rapid expansion of its nuclear energy capacity. China currently has 13 operating nuclear reactors, 27 under construction, 50 planned, and 100 more proposed. By 2020, the country’s nuclear capacity is expected to increase ten-fold. The Chinese government reacted to the crisis in Japan by announcing a moratorium on nuclear project approvals, pending a review of their nuclear safety plans.