The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP
The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP
Energy

Chinese nuclear reactor shutdown may be ‘a sign of caution over new design’

  • The Taishan plant is the first to use an EPR reactor that is meant to be safer
  • Developer could be trying to find source of fuel rod damage to alter design in the future, analyst says

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The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP
The Taishan plant under construction in 2013. It is the first in the world to use a reactor design meant to be safer and more efficient than previous technology. Photo: AFP
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