The reactors could be built in remote desert regions where there is little water. Photo: Reuters
The reactors could be built in remote desert regions where there is little water. Photo: Reuters

Could China’s molten salt nuclear reactor be a clean, safe source of power?

  • The thorium-powered reactors do not need water as a coolant, meaning they can be built in remote deserts alongside wind and solar power plants
  • The technology should be safer than uranium-powered reactors and may also dispel some of China’s worries about energy security

Topic |   China science
The reactors could be built in remote desert regions where there is little water. Photo: Reuters
The reactors could be built in remote desert regions where there is little water. Photo: Reuters
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