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2005-12-20 06:16:21

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will miss a year-end deadline for handing out an $8 billion contract to build four nuclear reactors, and plans to postpone its choice indefinitely, an industry source close to the bidding said on Tuesday. Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Co., France's Areva and Russia's Atomstroiexport are vying for the contract to build China's first third-generation reactors. Beijing's original plan was to make a final decision by the end of this year but officials...

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2005-06-11 20:41:40

WASHINGTON -- The new-generation nuclear reactors being talked about after a pause of three decades are not much different from those of the past, though the designs should make them safer, more efficient and easier to build. Two designs likely to be pursued adopt a passive safety system requiring less involvement by operators to shut the system down and ensure that the reactor core doesn't overheat. A third design would have more redundant and isolated safety systems than current reactors...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.