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China Exporting Nuclear Holocaust?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 15, 2013


Some things do not play well together. What springs to mind are: politicians and honesty, fire and gasoline and China with nukes. How scary is it that not only does China have nuclear power plants, but they also make them? Yikes!

If the Chinese cannot even get milk from the teat of a cow to the dinner table without ruining it, then how can they begin to delve into things like nuclear power? Unfortunately for the world, this is what they are doing. Even more unfortunate, is the fact that the Chinese are selling those nuclear bombs in waiting, to other countries.

Excerpt

China has made a case for its domestically-developed, fourth-generation reactor as the answer for developing countries’ concerns regarding costs and safety

As the rest of the world reconsiders the use of nuclear energy in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan, China has made a case for its new, domestically-developed, fourth-generation reactor as the answer for developing countries’ concerns regarding costs and safety.

The State-run China Nuclear Engineering Group Corporation (CNEC), closely involved in the design and construction of many of the 17 nuclear reactors in operation, on Sunday, presented designs of its new fourth-generation High Temperature Reactor (HTR) and High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR), on the sidelines of the first China-Arab States trade exposition which opened in this western Chinese city.

With global interest in nuclear power waning following Fukushima, the CNEC is hoping that success with its reactor will help rekindle interest abroad.

Link

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/china-designs-nreactors-with-developing-countries-in-mind/article5132336.ece

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