Japan crisis won`t deter China`s nuclear growth

China says it has faith in the safety of its nuclear power technology.

Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 10:37 AM IST

Beijing: China says it has faith in the safety of its nuclear power technology and won`t scrap plans to expand its domestic industry because of Japan`s crisis.

The Environmental Protection Ministry`s nuclear safety director, Tian Jiashu, says China has drawn on the best nuclear energy standards and practices among industrial nations, and that it has learned from accidents at Three Mile Island in the United States and Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union.

Tian says China suspended approvals for new projects this month pending a safety review but will not scrap expansion plans.
He made the comments in an interview posted on Saturday on the website of the official People`s Daily newspaper.

Bureau Report