Lead-based re­ac­tor sup­ply chain to be built

China Daily European Weekly - - NEWS DIGEST -

A lead-based re­ac­tor in­dus­trial sup­ply chain will be built in China, ac­cord­ing to the In­sti­tute of Nu­clear En­ergy Safety Tech­nol­ogy of the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences. A lead-based re­ac­tor is a type of ad­vanced nu­clear sys­tem that uses lead or lead al­loy as the coolant. It is safer and more af­ford­able, ac­cord­ing to the in­sti­tute. The re­ac­tor is ex­pected to sup­port power sup­ply, ocean de­vel­op­ment and aero­space power. It can also be used in nu­clear waste treat­ment and fu­sion power plants. A lead­based re­ac­tor in­dus­trial al­liance was es­tab­lished ear­lier this month in China, led by the in­sti­tute.

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