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China greenlights 6 new nuclear reactors in shift away from coal

$19bn buildup to help double nuclear power capacity by 2030

A Hualong nuclear reactor in Fujian Province, China. (Photo from Fuqing nuclear power plant operator)

BEIJING -- The Chinese government has approved the construction of six reactors as part of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than doubling nuclear power capacity this decade.

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