TITLE

Nuclear safety lies in greater transparency

AUTHOR(S)
Wang, Qiang
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Nature;2/28/2013, Vol. 494 Issue 7438, p403
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author offers his view regarding the expansion of the nuclear-power programme in China 19 months after its suspension in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. He is critical of the safety of the nuclear reactors that China is constructing. He stresses the need for China to develop a robust and reliable nuclear regulatory system to match its expansion.
ACCESSION #
85776435

 

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