ARTICLE: China upgrades nuclear reactors to wean itself off coal

Excerpt from Asia

Advanced designs use homegrown and foreign technology as West looks on warily

SHUNSUKE TABETA, Nikkei staff writer
November 04, 2018 12:03 JST

BEIJING — China’s state-owned power plant operators are introducing safer, more efficient nuclear reactors as the government looks to raise its nuclear power capacity by 50% by 2020 to reduce its reliance on coal.

So-called generation III plus reactors have safety features that automatically shut down the unit if the power is cut off. At least three advanced reactors will be operating in China by the end of the year, and more are on the way.
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