The State Council, China's cabinet, recently approved the release of a revised version of the national nuclear emergency plan. Drawing on the global response to nuclear accidents, including Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011, the plan specifies how national and provincial authorities and power stations should respond in the event of a nuclear accident. The plan, amended from its 2005 version, requires relevant parties to disclose information in a timely manner to guide public response, according to the National Nuclear Emergency Response Office. The risk of a severe nuclear accident, though extremely low, should not be ruled out, and China must spare no efforts in improving nuclear emergency management, said Pan Ziqiang, director of the Science and Technology Committee at the China National Nuclear Corporation. China currently has 17 nuclear power reactors in operation, with a combined generating capacity of 14.76 million kilowatts, and another 28 nuclear plants are currently being built.