Tang Ping-keung inspects nuclear site

April 20, 2023

Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung today visited the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Site in Shenzhen.


Mr Tang viewed its facilities including the main control rooms of Daya Bay and Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station Phase II, the site's emergency command centre as well as the nation's only refuelling pool for training personnel to change nuclear fuel, to stay up-to-date on the nuclear power station's design, operation and emergency management.


During his visit, Mr Tang was briefed on the nuclear power site by China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) and CLP Holdings personnel. They also discussed nuclear safety and national nuclear power development.


Mr Tang noted that the country has maintained a good nuclear safety record for a long period of time, and ranks among the best in the world in the operation and construction of nuclear power stations without any accidents.


However, since drawing up a sound contingency plan is a requirement of good emergency management, the Security Bureau has put in place a comprehensive Daya Bay Contingency Plan to set out appropriate urgent measures to be adopted immediately by departments in the unlikely event of a nuclear power station emergency that may affect Hong Kong, he added.


A large-scale interdepartmental exercise based on the contingency plan is organised every three to five years. The latest one was held in January this year.


Mr Tang thanked the CGNPC for sending personnel to Hong Kong to observe the exercise, enhance the exchanges between both sides and give valuable feedback on the exercise.


The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will continue to closely communicate with relevant local and national institutions to enhance the nuclear emergency preparedness, with a view to protecting the public.

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