Last update:
2017-10-29

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.


Description:

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
Name of conflict:China National Nuclear Corporation Longwan industrial park, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China
Country:China
State or province:Guangdong
Location of conflict:Heshan (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 commodities:Uranium
Electricity
Project Details and Actors
Project details

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 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:229.0665
Level of Investment:6,000,000,000.00
Type of populationSemi-urban
Start of the conflict:04/07/2013
End of the conflict:14/07/2013
Company names or state enterprises:China 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 organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:-Greenpeace
-Friends of the Earth
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:International ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Forms of mobilization:Media based activism/alternative media
Street protest/marches
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Food insecurity (crop damage), Other Environmental impacts
Other Environmental impactsradiation
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Other Health impacts
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Displacement
Potential: Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Land dispossession, Loss of livelihood
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Conflict outcome / response:Project cancelled
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Yes
Briefly explain: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.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

[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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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

[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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Last update29/10/2017
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