Jul 31, 2013 07:59 PM

When a Wave of Protest Swamped a Nuclear Fuel Project

Jiangmen's deputy mayor, Wu Guojie, tells protesters the project has been canceled

(Jiangmen) – In mid-July, officials in Jiangmen, a city in the southern province of Guangdong, found it impossible to stop a protest against a massive nuclear fuel project planned for the western part of the Pearl River Delta.

Officials had carefully planned their every step to avoid angering the public, including a using new mechanism to evaluate the risk to social stability that a project poses, but the facility still ran into a storm of public protest.

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