Washington/Beijing – Fears of radiation from the Taishan nuclear project in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are being expressed. It has been revealed that the information regarding this was given to the United States by the French company, which is a partner in the project. The Chinese agencies stated that everything was fine after reports were published regarding this. The French company has tried to cover up the issue, mentioning a performance issue, in a three-line statement. But the US media claimed that the sequence of events is similar to the Chernobyl Disaster in 1986.
The Taishan nuclear project is located in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, and there are two nuclear reactors active in the plant. China and France have jointly built the project. The French company, Framatome, has prepared the plant’s design and is also responsible for the maintenance of the plant. News channel CNN published a report saying that this company suddenly contacted the United States regarding the Taishan nuclear project last month. After that, a letter was written by the company to the US agencies on the 3rd of June stating that there is leakage of fusion gas from the plant, and this could become a major security issue.