An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout
An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout
Energy

China pips US in race to start the world’s first meltdown-proof nuclear power plant

China has 20 nuclear power plants under construction, more than any other country on earth. With Sanmen, the industry is hoping to get the nod to build more reactors at home, and even export the AP1000 technology.

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An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout
An undated handout photo showing the Sanmen nuclear power plant under construction in Zhejiang province, facing the East China Sea. Photo: SCMP/Handout
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