A group of CPPCC members have mooted a joint proposal for bringing the nuclear power installed capacity to over 10 million kW by 2010 and up to 100 million kW by the middle of the century.
All the members of the group from the Subcommittee of Human Resources and Environment of the CPPCC National Committee are here attending the current annual session of the Ninth CPPCC National Committee.
They warned against interruption of nuclear technology and safety as few new projects have been planned apart from the six million kW scheduled for completion by 2010.
They said that new nuclear power projects should be selected for the Tenth Five-Year Plan period in order to prevent interruption of nuclear technology.
They proposed to give priority to energy-short but economically developed southeastern coastal areas in planning new nuclear power projects.
The researchers urged the government to organize experts and related government departments to map out authoritative, long-term and operable nuclear power development programs and objectives for different stages of development.
(People's Daily March 7, 2002)