First EPR nuclear reactor goes on stream in China

phys.org | 6/29/2018 | Staff
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A third generation EPR nuclear reactor in China started providing power to the grid on Friday, a first for the new-generation technology, joint venture partners CGN and EDF said.

The European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Taishan, southern China, "became the first EPR reactor in the world to be successfully connected to the grid", they said.

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The reactor using the much-delayed European EPR technology had carried out its first nuclear chain reaction earlier this month.

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) owns 51 percent of the reactor, French utility EDF 30 percent and Chinese provincial power company Yuedian 19 percent.

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