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China National Nuclear, Shenhua to develop gen-4 reator

PostPosted: 27 Sep 17, 9:59 am
by Jack Flash
China National Nuclear, Shenhua team up to develop gen-4 reactor -

TWR, one of several new “fourth-generation” reactor designs, uses depleted uranium and is more fuel-efficient and cheaper to run than conventional nuclear reactors.

CNNC said the technology uses 30 percent to 40 percent of the isotopes in natural uranium, compared with just 0.7 percent in conventional models, and reactors could run for decades without requiring additional fuel.