A third generation EPR reactor in China carried out its first nuclear chain reaction on Wednesday, an initial start up which is a world first for the much-delayed European technology. The European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Taishan, southern China “carried out its first chain and therefore it has started,” tweeted Xavier Ursat, head of new nuclear projects for EDF, which has a 30 percent holding in two reactors under construction in the city.
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Starting an EPR in China: a dinosaur sold by Areva in 2007 with a defective pressure vessel.
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