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China’s Tianwan-5 attains first criticality
Reactor operators bring Tianwan’s Unit 5 to first criticality. Photo: CNNC
Unit 5 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China achieved initial criticality on July 27, marking “the completion of the commissioning of the overall system and equipment of the unit,” according to Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation, the plant’s owner and operator.
Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) is the first and oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field, published by ANS since 1956. Printed twelve times a year, NSE is widely recognized as an outstanding source of information on fundamental and applied research in all scientific areas related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as on applications of nuclear particles and radiation.
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