Saturday, July 13, 2013

China: protests succeed against nuclear plant project near Guangzhou

The planned Heshan uranium-processing plant was canceled after hundreds of protesters wearing anti-nuclear t-shirts "walked" through Jiangmen, the prefectural capital. 

"I need life, not nukes", reads the banner

It is the first nuclear energy project canceled by Beijing. However there are fears that the authorities are just trying to win some time and the project may be restarted in the near future.

Environmental concerns seem able to mobilize the citizenry in China: last year a copper industry in Sichuan was canceled after large clashes. 

Source: EXSKF.

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