- CNTV English - CCTV News

Expert: 4th generation nuclear technology to be safer

04-07-2011 19:30 BJT

Since peaceful utilization of nuclear energy began in the 1950's, more than 30 countries have built over 400 nuclear reactors. Most adopted second-generation reactor technology. The United States set up 104, France 58 and Japan 54 reactors. China ranked around 10th with 13 reactors. After Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant was crippled by the earthquake and tsunami last month, China's State Council suspended its review for new nuclear power projects. It is also now conducting an overall examination of all nuclear power plants in operation. Experts say it is a good move as nuclear development will become more stable after safety standards are improved.

Nuclear expert Pu Jilong said, "We will eventually develop fourth-generation technology, which will be better in safety, cost and environmental friendliness. But the research and development needed for this to occur requires a rather long time and many inputs still. Nuclear energy is a safe way to obtain power. This conclusion does not change. China's nuclear energy, even at over 40 million kilowatts, only accounts for 4 percent of the country's total power. This proportion is rather small. Comparatively, the global average is 17 percent."

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program