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Celebrating advanced nuclear: two new reactor designs online in two days (3 July 2018)

Celebrating advanced nuclear: two new reactor designs online in two days (3 July 2018)

The world’s first AP1000 power reactor (developed by US-based Westinghouse) was connected to the grid at Sanmen in China and generated electricity for the first time on Saturday 30th June. This came a day after the world’s first EPR (developed by France’s Framatome) was connected at Taishan, also in China. The official start of electricity production from these two advanced reactors marks the beginning of a new chapter for the global nuclear industry. It is also a proud day for China’s burgeoning nuclear sector and testimony to the rich benefits of international cooperation in nuclear innovation.

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Remarks made marking the 60th anniversary of the Nuclear Energy Agency

Remarks made marking the 60th anniversary of the Nuclear Energy Agency

Agneta Rising's speech looking back on progress made by the nuclear industry, and looking ahead to future opportunities. The speech was to mark the NEA's 60th anniversary.

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