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China plans to have a 5 megawatt Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in 2015

Source: Next Big Future | May 9th, 2012
Location: China
Industry type: Nuclear Industry

The China Academy of Sciences in January 2011 launched a program of R&D on thorium-breeding molten-salt reactors (Th-MSR or TMSR), otherwise known as Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR), claiming to have the world’s largest national effort on these and hoping to obtain full intellectual property rights on the technology. A 5 MWe MSR is apparently under construction at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (under the Academy) with 2015 target operation.