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9 Aug 2016

China: Govt. suspends plan for nuclear-fuel-recycling plant in Lianyungang after thousands protest over safety concerns

After thousands of people took to the streets of the eastern city of Lianyungang to protest the prospect of a nuclear-fuel-recycling plant there…the local government said is temporarily suspending site-selection work…The project, a joint development of France’s Areva SA and state-owned China National Nuclear Corp., would recycle spent nuclear material into plutonium for reuse...China National Nuclear, which said in a statement that the project has the support of the top leaders of France and China, said it is considering a number of sites besides Jiangsu province, where Lianyungang is located…"