The State Council has approved the 13th five-year plan along with a 2025 target for nuclear security and radioactive pollution control submitted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
The plan calls for a coordinated and rational approach to nuclear security that places safety and quality first, centers on risk prevention, uses nuclear facilities in accordance with national nuclear safety law to ensure safe and efficient development of nuclear power and utilization of nuclear technology in China.
By the end of the 13th five-year plan period, the safety of the country’s nuclear facilities will be remarkably enhanced, with lower rate of nuclear and radiation accidents, and nuclear emergency response and supervision, according to the plan.
It also expected to push forward China’s nuclear facility security to international advanced levels, improve radioactive environment and modernize supervision in nuclear security and radioactive pollution control.
Provincial governments should strengthen guidance over implementation of the plan and make clear their duty division. Related departments of the State Council are urged to strengthen coordination and provide support in terms of project arrangements, capital guarantee and mechanism innovation.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection should strengthen coordination with other government departments including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance to conduct analysis and inspection of the plan’s implementation.