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Nuclear power: China’s attempt at permanent glass disposal

Although China currently operates fewer nuclear power plants than France or the United States, it is already the global leader in the construction of new nuclear power plants. This is also tied to the fact that the People’s Republic wants to become climate-neutral by 2060. For this purpose, 37 reactors have therefore been connected to the Chinese grid in the last ten years alone, with 17 more under construction. The problem is that, like many other countries, China lacks permanent disposal sites for its highly radioactive waste. At present, the radioactive material is merely stored temporarily at reactor sites.

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