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Recommendations for Small Light Water Reactor Development in China

Recommendations for Small Light Water Reactor Development in China

Journal Article, China Nuclear Power, volume 5, issue 1, pages 88-93


Author: Yun Zhou, Former Associate, Project on Managing the Atom (MTA), 2013–2014; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program (ISP)/MTA, 2011–2013; Former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2009–2010

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Managing the Atom; Science, Technology, and Public Policy



This paper summarizes the history and features of advanced small light water reactor (ASWR), and provides recommendations and strategies on ASWR research and development in China. the ASWR can be used in remote power grid and replaces mid/small size fossil plant economically, and thus can be an important part of energy saving and emission reduction policy. the safety and economy characteristic of ASWR are able to effectively expand nuclear energy marekt in emerging countries and developing countries. therefore, ASWR should be considered as a critical part of China's nuclear technology and equipment export strategy.


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For Academic Citation:

"Recommendations for Small Light Water Reactor Development in China." China Nuclear Power 5, no. 1 (2012): 88-93.

Document Length: 6 pp.

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