Beijing: China on Tuesday said all its 15 operational nuclear power reactors are safe and enhanced efforts are being made to ensure their safety.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) in a report on the status of the reactors said enhanced efforts were made regarding nuclear safety and radiation protection.

Besides the 15 plants, China is constructing 29 nuclear power plants and their construction quality is being well controlled.

It adds that the country has 19 nuclear reactors that have been built for civil research purposes only, and they are also in good condition.

In October 2012, the MEP publicized a national plan on nuclear security and the prevention and treatment of radioactive contamination for the 2011-2015 period and a vision for 2020.

The country is aiming to upgrade the security of its nuclear facilities and devices employing nuclear technologies to a new level by 2015, according to the plan.


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