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China Plans Small Nuke Reactors To Replace Coal And Gas Use

Power News - Published on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

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Reuters reported that China plans to build a pilot small-scale nuclear reactor that could replace coal or gas to heat towns and cities in its colder northern regions. Mr Wang Xujia, a senior engineer with the State Power Investment Corp said that the small heating reactor is planned for the city of Jiamusi in northeastern Heilongjiang province, one of two proposed units with a combined capacity of 400 megawatts.

Mr Wang on the sidelines of an industry conference told that “The project is still under central government review for approval adding that the developer aimed to put the project into operation by 2024.”

China has been exploring the use of small nuclear reactors – less than a fifth of the size of a standard reactor – as alternative heating systems in smog-prone northern regions. The state provides heating throughout northern China from November to March, using predominantly coal- or gas-fired boilers.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Wed, 19 Jun 2019
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