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China's Nuclear Waste Snafu

Chinese protest nuclear waste project

China’s bid to build a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant on its East coast is stirring widespread protest, according to a report in The New York Times.

The county is trying to ramp up its nuclear power sector to limit carbon emissions.

The Times reported: “The government of Lianyungang, a city in Jiangsu Province, tried to calm residents on Sunday, a day after thousands of people defied police warnings and gathered near the city center, chanting slogans, according to Chinese news reports and photographs of the protests shared online.”

China National Nuclear said it is considering six sites for the planed reprocessing station.


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