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China 'biggest' nuclear plant construction resumes

Published on Jan 5, 2013 3:46 PM

BEIJING(AFP) - China has resumed construction on a "fourth generation" nuclear power plant, suspended after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which will be its biggest-ever nuclear facility, state media said on Saturday.

Construction on the coastal Shidao Bay nuclear plant in Rongcheng, a city in eastern China's Shandong province, resumed last month, the state-run China Internet Information Centre reported, adding that the plant is "China's biggest planned nuclear project".

The plant, which will be cooled by high temperature gas, will become "the world's first successfully commercialised fourth generation nuclear technology demonstration project," the report said.

It is designed to be safer and cuts down on costs, the report quoted a spokesman from the China Huaneng Group, the biggest investor in the plant, as saying.

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