The government said in a statement on Sunday that it had asked its Guangdong counterpart to provide it with details about a future nuclear plant in Taishan, in order to dispel public concerns about a potential nuclear incident.
The statement was published by the Office of the Government’s Spokesperson.
Earlier this year, Hong Kong’s news media drew attention to alleged safety concerns over the nuclear plant in Taishan city, which is located 130 kilometres from Hong Kong, as it was claimed that despite concerns over design flaws in the reactors destined for the plant, the central government had decided to continue with the project.
The news was later picked up by local news media, as Macau is closer to Taishan, at 67 kilometres, than Hong Kong is.
The statement said the government understood residents’ concerns over the safety of the nuclear plant. It said it had already contacted the Guangdong government and asked for details about the plant.