China could have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year

China could have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year

China could have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next YearChina’s Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation plans to start up a high-temperature, gas-cooled pebble-bed nuclear plant next year in Shandong province, south of Beijing. The twin 105-megawatt reactors—so-called Generation IV reactors that would be immune to meltdown—would be the first of their type built at commercial scale in the world.