World's smallest nuclear power plant: China is developing a reactor so tiny that it can fit in a shipping container



China is developing the world's smallest nuclear power station, which could go into operation within five years, according to new reports. 
The tiny power plant would fit inside a shipping container and could generate 10 megawatts of heat - enough to power 50,000 households.
The mini reactor could be placed on an island in the disputed South China Sea.
THE MINI POWER PLANT  - Known as hedianbao, or 'portable nuclear battery pack'
- Generates 10 megawatts of heat, enough to power 50,000 households
- Measures around just 20 feet (6.1 metres) by 8.5 feet (2.6 metres)
- Would enable the... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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