File photo of a nuclear reactor being built in China. In 2011, WikiLeaks issued a report claiming China was planning to build 50-60 nuclear reactors by 2020 mostly based on “unsafe” technology that is decades old. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Beyond the China Syndrome: Thermal reactor breakthrough in Beijing could end nuclear waste problem and remove meltdown threat

Beijing mulling ambitious plan to get first accelerator-driven sub-critical nuclear reactor up and running in Guangdong province by 2025; competing teams are suggesting different models

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File photo of a nuclear reactor being built in China. In 2011, WikiLeaks issued a report claiming China was planning to build 50-60 nuclear reactors by 2020 mostly based on “unsafe” technology that is decades old. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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