China nuclear power reactors are near big cities

@scheng1 (24815)
Singapore
April 11, 2016 4:41am CST
China has to deal with pollution in the big cities. The air in the cities is toxic. The pollutants come from the vehicles and the coal generators. As a result, China invests heavily in nuclear power. The problem is that the location of the nuclear power reactors is near big cities. Nuclear energy is clean and cheap, but the safety issue is a big concern. Chinese workers generally do not have a high regard for safety. They may want to do things fast, and cut corners. If they bring that attitude to the construction of nuclear plants, sooner or later, a nuclear disaster will happen. If the location of the nuclear power plant is far away from the cities, the risk to the health of the population is lessened.
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@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr 16
I hope they will learn to be safety conscious.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
11 Apr 16
it will take time for them to meet the international standard of safety. In many Asia countries, you can still see people ride motorbike without helmets on.
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@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr 16
@scheng1 That is totally unsafe. Not to mention unwise.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
12 Apr 16
@just4him That is the norm, and surprisingly the rate of traffic accident is very low outside of big cities. Perhaps the people do not suffer from road rage, and they are more willing to give way.
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@youless (88918)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Apr 16
In fact long time ago the nuclear power plant was built in Huizhou which is a city not so far away from Guangzhou and Hong Kong. I remember at that time Hong Kong people protested to it. Now years go by, fortunately it seems nothing wrong happen. Sometimes it is hard to balance the power and pollution. Of course I hope my country can adopt more clean energy like wind, solar and so on.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
11 Apr 16
Actually nuclear energy is a clean energy. It is also a cheap energy. Once they can handle the safety issue, it is a perfect solution. However, I do not want to stay near a nuclear power plant. It is like sitting on a time bomb, and not knowing when it will explode.
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@youless (88918)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Apr 16
@scheng1 Nobody wants to live nearby the nuclear power plant but everybody wants to have enough and cheap energy. I hope the scientists can find a better solution
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
12 Apr 16
@youless All other energy sources are costly. Solar energy is not a cheap source, and not a very reliable source too. Wind energy is similar. The cheapest is still nuclear energy, but safety is an issue.
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@karjatwala (1135)
• Pune, India
15 Apr 16
Sincerely hope the installations are made after taking into consideration all precautions for all sorts of accidents, either man made or any natural calamity like earth quake etc.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
15 Apr 16
The Chinese are great engineers but the workers are not known for their safety consciousness. That is why we read of so many accidents in China that partly are preventable. I just hope that they pay more attention when they build the nuclear power plants.
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