China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is a large State-owned enterprise under direct management by the central government. It successfully built the first nuclear power plant in the Chinese mainland. CNNC has established a complete nuclear technology industry framework. It is a main part of the national nuclear technology industry and a leading element of national strategic nuclear forces and nuclear energy development. It undertakes missions to ensure national security and facilitate domestic economic development.
The company is organized into eight industrial sectors, namely, nuclear power, nuclear power generation, nuclear fuel, natural uranium, nuclear environmental protection, application of nuclear technologies, non-nuclear civilian products and new energy sources.
In addition, six supporting institutions have been established: a general technology institute, a general economics institute, a nuclear industry university, an atomic energy company, a financial company and a public information center.
Nuclear safety assurance
A good nuclear safety record has been maintained. No nuclear safety incident above level 2 has occurred in the nearly 60 years since the creation of the Chinese nuclear industry. The level of safety is internationally advanced. There are no missing nuclear materials.
The company is constantly upgrading nuclear safety hardware facilities, techniques and management specifications. Strict management systems for storage, transportation and security of nuclear materials as well as a complete nuclear safety and support framework have been established. A sense for nuclear safety has been intensified so that everyone feels him or herself to be the last barrier. A sound nuclear emergency system has been established. Overall, safety is constantly being improved.See more