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.
A model of the mini reactor, which could eventually be used to generate 10 megawatts of heat – enough to power 50,000 households
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 desalination of large amounts of seawater for use…