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World’s first nuclear power plant using 4th generation HTGR

World’s first nuclear power plant using 4th generation HTGR

  • Context: The world's first nuclear power plant which contains a pebble bed reactor (PBR), the fourth generation of high-temperature gas reactor (HTGR), has officially entered operation in East China's Shandong Province.
  • HTGR has been called the safest type of nuclear reactor to date.
  • The reactor will not melt when placed under duress and there is no risk of radiation leaks.
  • Aside from a high-degree of safety, the temperature index of the reactor also matches multiple fields including petrochemical engineering, coal chemical industry and hydrogen production.
  • There are a very few countries which have mastered HTGR technology, and thus its launch marks China consolidating its role as a world leader in nuclear power. 
  • The plant's core technologies were all domestically developed with 93.4 percent of the material used in the plant domestically sourced.

 

 

 

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