China to have nuclear-heated city

12 January 2001

Shenyang, China, may become the first nuclear-heated city in the world when an on-going nuclear-powered heating project is completed.

The city will raise $170 million to build two low-temperature 200MW nuclear reactors developed by Qinghua University. Located in northeast China’s Liaoning province, Shenyang has an average temperature of 11.5 °C below zero in winter. The total heating area will be 10 million square metres, taking up one seventh of the city’s heating area.

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