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January 6, 1988 | From Reuters
China plans to build its third commercial nuclear power plant on the southern island of Hainan, the China Daily said Tuesday. It said the plant will have a capacity of 300,000 kilowatts and will be one of several power plants aimed at boosting the island's output to 2 million kilowatts, almost 10 times current capacity. China is already building two nuclear power plants, one at Daya Bay in Guangdong province near Hong Kong and the other at Qinshan in Jiangsu near Shanghai.
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NEWS
July 4, 1996 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a modern nuclear power plant nestled amid the pines, workers in protective white suits and masks scrub away a fine layer of sodium snow. The crystals are the last traces of an accident in December that caused the reactor's indefinite shutdown--and froze one of the world's most ambitious nuclear power programs. Tadao Aoki, a veteran nuclear engineer, removes his mask and goggles and reveals the pained eyes of a man who has seen his life's work put on hold.
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NEWS
February 20, 1989
China is making plans to build its first permanent nuclear waste dumps in preparation for new nuclear power stations, the China Daily reported. The first two dumps likely will be in Zhejiang province, where a 300-megawatt nuclear power plant is to start operating next year, and in northwest China, where nuclear weapons are tested, the English-language newspaper said. Most of China's nuclear waste has been generated by the military, but growing amounts are being produced by labs and hospitals.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | Associated Press
China's first nuclear power plant has started operation to help power Shanghai, official media reported Wednesday, without mentioning that it was two years behind schedule and built with foreign help. The 300-megawatt plant in Qinshan, in Zhejiang province on the southeast coast, began generating power Sunday morning, the New China News Agency said.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | Associated Press
China's first nuclear power plant has started operation to help power Shanghai, official media reported Wednesday, without mentioning that it was two years behind schedule and built with foreign help. The 300-megawatt plant in Qinshan, in Zhejiang province on the southeast coast, began generating power Sunday morning, the New China News Agency said.
NEWS
July 4, 1996 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a modern nuclear power plant nestled amid the pines, workers in protective white suits and masks scrub away a fine layer of sodium snow. The crystals are the last traces of an accident in December that caused the reactor's indefinite shutdown--and froze one of the world's most ambitious nuclear power programs. Tadao Aoki, a veteran nuclear engineer, removes his mask and goggles and reveals the pained eyes of a man who has seen his life's work put on hold.
NEWS
October 10, 1987 | From Reuters
China suspended construction of its first commercial nuclear power plant Friday after discovering that the foundations had not been built according to design, a Hong Kong government spokesman said. He told reporters that work at Daya Bay, 30 miles from the British colony, will cease until the company building it, a joint venture owned by China and a Hong Kong company, can find a remedy.
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | From Reuters
China hired a West German professor on Friday, the first foreign expert to be employed in the country's budding nuclear power program, the official New China News Agency said. Prof. Hans Frewer, 60, a special consultant on nuclear safety to the West German government, will be an adviser at the Qinshan nuclear power plant, being built in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The 300-megawatt plant is China's first nuclear power station to be designed and built by Chinese themselves.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Toshiba Corp. is set to buy Westinghouse, the U.S. power plant arm of British Nuclear Fuels, for almost $5 billion, a source familiar with the situation said Monday. Toshiba outbid rivals that included General Electric Co. and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the source said. Neither government-owned British Nuclear Fuels, whose board reportedly will meet Thursday to formally approve the sale, nor Toshiba would confirm the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1985 | DOUG SMITH
California State University, Northridge, the campus that has long been the victim of a "Where's that?" syndrome, even in its native Los Angeles, pulled off a modest diplomatic coup this week that may help to spot it on the map of international relations. Han Xu, the newly appointed ambassador from the People's Republic of China, gave his first speech in the United States at the Northridge campus Monday morning, opening the university's second Conference on China, concluding today.
NEWS
August 6, 1989
Nuclear accidents caused mainly by careless handling of radioactive materials killed 20 people and injured 1,200 in China from 1980 to 1985, an official report said. Luo Guozhen of the State Environmental Protection Bureau said China needs stricter measures for handling nuclear waste and other radioactive materials, the China Daily newspaper reported. China is building two nuclear power plants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1988 | From Reuters
China plans to build its third commercial nuclear power plant on the southern island of Hainan, the China Daily said Tuesday. It said the plant will have a capacity of 300,000 kilowatts and will be one of several power plants aimed at boosting the island's output to 2 million kilowatts, almost 10 times current capacity. China is already building two nuclear power plants, one at Daya Bay in Guangdong province near Hong Kong and the other at Qinshan in Jiangsu near Shanghai.
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | From Reuters
China hired a West German professor on Friday, the first foreign expert to be employed in the country's budding nuclear power program, the official New China News Agency said. Prof. Hans Frewer, 60, a special consultant on nuclear safety to the West German government, will be an adviser at the Qinshan nuclear power plant, being built in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The 300-megawatt plant is China's first nuclear power station to be designed and built by Chinese themselves.
NEWS
October 10, 1987 | From Reuters
China suspended construction of its first commercial nuclear power plant Friday after discovering that the foundations had not been built according to design, a Hong Kong government spokesman said. He told reporters that work at Daya Bay, 30 miles from the British colony, will cease until the company building it, a joint venture owned by China and a Hong Kong company, can find a remedy.
OPINION
October 29, 2010
Not sold on this agency Re "Q&A: Elizabeth Warren," Business, Oct. 27 With the benefit of hindsight, Elizabeth Warren claims her new agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would have prevented the credit crisis. What she conveniently leaves out is that it was government bureaucrats who made the crisis possible. Without federal overseers browbeating lenders to make loans to borrowers in lower-income neighborhoods and then providing an implicit taxpayer guarantee through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, much of the damage could have been avoided.
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