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article imageChina resumes construction of biggest nuclear power plant

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 5, 2013 in Environment
Construction work on China's biggest nuclear plant has resumed again after the country's ban on new nuclear power stations, following Japan's Fukushima disaster, was lifted.
The Shidao Bay nuclear plant in Rongcheng, Shandong province, will become China's biggest nuclear reactor. Xinhaunet reported it has been described as "as a milestone in China's nuclear industry" by Sun Qin, deputy head of the National Energy Administration.
Initial investment in the plant totals $480 million. Sited on the coast the plant is expected to generate electricity by 2017. Chinese state media reported the Shidao Bay Plant will be "the world's first successfully commercialised fourth generation nuclear technology demonstration project."
Huaneng Power International is the plant's main investor according to Reuters. The company said the plant is designed to be safer, though China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has stated nuclear plants are "difficult to manage."
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