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China Struggling to Meet 2020 Nuclear Reactor Target, Report Says

A worker takes pictures of construction at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant in Haiyang, Shandong province, in September 2015. Photo: IC
A worker takes pictures of construction at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant in Haiyang, Shandong province, in September 2015. Photo: IC

*Five new nuclear reactions will go online in China this year, but the country will need to bring six to eight online annually if it is to meet its 2020 target

*While 20 reactors are currently under construction, achieving this pace will be ‘quite difficult,’ a non-governmental organization said


(Beijing) — China has to build nuclear reactors faster if it is to meet its ambitious target of having 58 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power capacity by 2020, an industry report said.

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