China National Nuclear Corporation Longwan industrial park, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC's) Jiangmen uranium processing plant is scrapped after thousands take part in protests.


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The 37-billion-yuan nuclear fuel processing project, which is run by the China National Nuclear Corporation, was located in Heshan, a city under the jurisdiction of Jiangmen prefecture city in Guangdong province. In operation, the project would produce 1,000 tons of uranium and an annual revenue of 3 billion yuan, approximately double Heshan’s revenue in 2012.[1] The uranium processing project in Jiangmen was supposed to supply fuel to existing and future power plants in Guangdong, a major Chinese industrial powerhouse and a center of nuclear energy expansion. [2]

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Basic Data
NameChina National Nuclear Corporation Longwan industrial park, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China
CountryChina
ProvinceGuangdong
SiteHeshan (Hokshan), Jiangmen (Kongmoon) Prefecture City
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Nuclear
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral processing
Other industries
Specific CommoditiesUranium
Electricity
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsThe 37-billion-yuan nuclear fuel processing project, which is run by the China National Nuclear Corporation, was located in Heshan, a city under the jurisdiction of Jianmen prefecture city in Guangdong province. In operation, the project would produce 1000 tons of uranium and an annual revenue of 3 billion yuan, approximately double Heshan’s revenue in 2012.
Project Area (in hectares)229.0665
Level of Investment (in USD)6,000,000,000.00
Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Start Date04/07/2013
End Date14/07/2013
Company Names or State EnterprisesChina National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) from China
CHINA GENERAL NUCLEAR POWER CORPORATION (CGNPC) from China
Relevant government actors-Heshan County Government

-Jiangmen Municipal Government
Environmental justice organisations and other supporters-Greenpeace

-Friends of the Earth
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingInternational ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Forms of MobilizationMedia based activism/alternative media
Street protest/marches
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Food insecurity (crop damage), Other Environmental impacts
Otherradiation
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Other Health impacts
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Displacement
Potential: Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Land dispossession, Loss of livelihood
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseProject cancelled
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Why? Explain briefly.Both the Heshan government and the Jiangmen government announced the cancellation of the project, and on 14 July, the Jiangmen government publicized the “No. 1 Government Notice” to formalize the decision. But there are also some different opinions from the dispossessed farmers, the local officials and industry insiders.
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References

[6] Ronggui Huang & Xiaoyi Sun (2016) Dynamic preference revelation and expression of personal frames: how Weibo is used in an anti-nuclear protest in China, Chinese Journal of Communication, 9:4, 385-402
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[4] Villagers angry at losing Jiangmen uranium plant deal
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[5]中核集团龙湾工业园项目社会稳定风险评估公示
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[3]中核集团龙湾工业园项目进展顺利
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[8] Protest prompts China to cancel Jiangmen uranium plant
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[9] People power: Сhina shelves plans for $6bn nuclear plant after wave of protest
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[10]广东江门市政府公告 叫停鹤山核燃料项目
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[11]中国反核运动政治事态
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[7] Jiangmen uranium plant is scrapped after thousands take part in protests
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[1] China scraps plans for uranium plant after protest
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[2] Public trust crisis threatens China's nuclear power ambitions
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[12] Economist (July 20, 2013). Nuclear activism: limiting the fallout.
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Media Links

江门核燃料厂计划取消 缓兵之计?
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江門市副市長王悅勝承諾延長核計劃公示期但不回應會否擱置
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广东江门反核示威千人上街游行
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Other Documents

Protest in front of Jiangmen Municipal Government
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China's nuclear capacity up to 2020
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Writers in Jiangmen sign petition against the nuclear processing project
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Last update29/10/2017
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