Coastal city Lianyungang crumbled under protesters' pressure as it halted work on a proposed $15b nuclear waste processing plant amidst residents' protests on the project's health risks.
Protests began over the weekend as Lianyungang was to be chosen as the site for the project, which was slated to begin construction by 2020.
The project is to be run by China National Nuclear Corporation along with France's Areva. It is scheduled to be completed by 2030.
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