- CNTV English - CCTV News

Scientist calls for confidence in China's nuclear power safety

03-05-2012 14:56 BJT

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese scientist on Monday joined other political advisors expressing confidence in China's nuclear power industry, saying the country's nuclear power stations are safe.

"We should have full confidence in the nuclear power safety," Yang Qi, honorary president of the Nuclear Power Institute of China, said in a panel discussion during the annual session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, China's top political advisory body.

Yang's remarks came just three days after Zhao Qizheng, a spokesman for the CPPCC session, said China will develop nuclear power in an "extremely safe" way.

The Fukushima nuclear crisis in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11 last year aroused concerns over the safety of China's own nuclear power stations among many Chinese general public.

Yang said since the world is coming to grips with the Fukushima nuclear accident last year, development of the nuclear power industry is now regaining momentum.

According to Yang, technologies used in China's operational nuclear power stations belong to the upgraded version of the second-generation nuclear reactors based on the French M310 technology.

With a number of technological assimilation and innovation, China's nuclear power stations in operation have adopted stricter disaster prevention and mitigation measures that are better than those used in most of the world's M310-based generating units, said Yang, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee.

He added that the safety of China's nuclear power stations, in operation or under construction, can be ensured as geologically, it is unlikely to see major tsunamis at those sites.

The National Energy Administration (NEA) said in February that it has launched a series of research and development (R&D) projects to improve emergency response mechanisms for nuclear power plants in case of extreme disasters.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program