Beijing - A Chinese state news agency says the country has
begun building a new nuclear power plant after lifting a construction
moratorium imposed following Japan's Fukushima disaster.
The Xinhua News Agency says the 3 billion yuan ($475m) power
plant in Rongcheng, an eastern coastal city in Shandong province, will
incorporate advanced safety features developed by Chinese researchers.
China is the world's biggest energy consumer and nuclear
power is a key element in official efforts to curb surging demand for fossil
Beijing suspended approval of new nuclear power plants to
carry out safety reviews following the Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami that
wrecked the Fukushima plant. That moratorium was lifted in October.
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