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Japan Joins Nuclear Reactor Project in Britain using Helium

The British government has selected a Japanese-British team including the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to develop high-temperature gas reactors. The reactors are considered to be highly safe, as they use chemically stable helium instead of water as a coolant when extracting heat, eliminating the risk of hydrogen explosions and the possibility of meltdowns in the event of an accident.

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