Hot in Beijing

29 January 2001

China’s first high-temperature gas-cooled reactor was started up in Beijing on 21 December. The 10MWe experimental reactor (HTR-10) is capable of generating heat at three times the temperature of a PWR. It is unusual because it is located in a centre of a capital city. Construction of the reactor began in 1995, and involved an investment of 250 million yuan ($30 million).

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