Energy-Hungry China Plans to Accelerate Approvals for New Nuclear Reactors

The construction site of the No. 2 reactor at the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant on Hainan Island, China, on Sept. 25, 2012 Photograph by ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

China slowed down the approval process for new nuclear power plants in the wake of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster. Now it intends to speed things up again.

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