China Starts Building a New 1 GW Reactor and Starts a Fast Reactor

1. Chins started construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province. This was one week after the issuance of a construction license for the Hualong One reactor.

2. China’s first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor – Qixing (Venus) III – achieved first criticality on 9 October

This is the start of China’s core physics experiments into liquid metal cooled fast reactors.