The status of nuclear power plants in the People's Republic of China
China's main energy source is coal, but transportation and environmental problems make that fuel less than desirable. Therefore, the Chinese, as part of an effort toward alternative energy sources, are developing nuclear power plants. In addition to providing a cleaner power source, development of nuclear energy would improve the Chinese economic condition and give the nation greater world status. China's first plants, at Qinshan and Daya Bay, are still incomplete. However, China is working toward completion of those reactors and planning the training and operating procedures needed to operate them. At the same time, it is improving its nuclear fuel exports. As they develop the capability for generating nuclear power, the Chinese seem to be aware of the accompanying quality and safety considerations, which they have declared to be first priorities. 50 refs., 7 figs.
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- Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
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- 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHINA; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENERGY SOURCES; NUCLEAR FUELS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR SAFETY; RESEARCH REACTORS; ASIA; FUELS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 210200* -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 220000 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology
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