China to build first inland nuclear reactor

As the nation's energy demand rises, China is to build the country's first inland nuclear power plant, Hong Kong's Standard reported on Friday.
The plant will be built in Lishanhe Town, Taojiang County, in southern Hunan province, the report said.
"We hope this will be our first nuclear plant to be built in the country’s landlocked regions," said Chen Hua, director of the nuclear department.
China has six nuclear power plants with 11 reactors, all of which are located in coastal regions, the report added.