WikiLeaks cables reveal fears over China’s nuclear safety

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Wikileaks : inquiétudes américaines sur la sûreté des centrales nucléaires chinoises

Un réacteur nucléaire chinois © AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

Cables highlight US lobbying and say that cheap, out-of-date technology is ‘vastly increasing’ risk of nuclear accident

China has “vastly increased” the risk of a nuclear accident by opting for cheap technology that will be 100 years old by the time dozens of its reactors reach the end of their lifespans, according to diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Beijing.


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