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China's HTR-PM Small Nuclear Reactor Reaches Full Power

The demonstration High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor-Pebble-bed Module (HTR-PM) at the Shidaowan site in Shandong province of China has reached its initial full power with "stable operation under the mode of 'two reactors with one machine.'" The HTR-PM features two small reactors (each of 250 MWt) that drive a single 210 MWe steam turbine. It uses helium as coolant.

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