Lead-based reactor supply chain to be built
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.