A radioactive gas leak at a nuclear power plant in southern China has been described by experts as a mundane issue with the cladding on fuel rods in one of the plant’s reactors. The episode has nevertheless highlighted the...
by Anne Henochowicz | Feb 13, 2013
After North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday, Chinese netizens have voiced concern that radiation could reach across the border. Rumors about nuclear pollution in the northeast continue to surface, but to date the government has...
by victoriawu | Apr 8, 2011
Increased fears about radiation contamination have prompted China to ban produce from 12 different regions of Japan. From Reuters: China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 17, 2011
Chinese citizens have been buying out supplies of table salt, under the false impression that it will help protect them from radiation from the nuclear situation in Japan. From the Los Angeles Times: The clamor for salt...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 16, 2011
Despite assertions from officials that the situation in Japan would not derail the massive planned expansion of China’s own nuclear power capacity, the Wall Street Journal has reported a suspension of approvals for new...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 14, 2010
The Globe and Mail reports from Xihai, the site where China’s first atomic and hydrogen bombs were designed and developed and where the resulting radiation still lingers: The sources of that radiation are likely all around...
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