December 19, 1991 |
China's first nuclear power plant has started operation to help power Shanghai, official media reported Wednesday, without mentioning that it was two years behind schedule and built with foreign help. The 300-megawatt plant in Qinshan, in Zhejiang province on the southeast coast, began generating power Sunday morning, the New China News Agency said.
July 4, 1996 |
At a modern nuclear power plant nestled amid the pines, workers in protective white suits and masks scrub away a fine layer of sodium snow. The crystals are the last traces of an accident in December that caused the reactor's indefinite shutdown--and froze one of the world's most ambitious nuclear power programs. Tadao Aoki, a veteran nuclear engineer, removes his mask and goggles and reveals the pained eyes of a man who has seen his life's work put on hold.
October 10, 1987 |
China suspended construction of its first commercial nuclear power plant Friday after discovering that the foundations had not been built according to design, a Hong Kong government spokesman said. He told reporters that work at Daya Bay, 30 miles from the British colony, will cease until the company building it, a joint venture owned by China and a Hong Kong company, can find a remedy.
November 28, 1987 |
China hired a West German professor on Friday, the first foreign expert to be employed in the country's budding nuclear power program, the official New China News Agency said. Prof. Hans Frewer, 60, a special consultant on nuclear safety to the West German government, will be an adviser at the Qinshan nuclear power plant, being built in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The 300-megawatt plant is China's first nuclear power station to be designed and built by Chinese themselves.
January 24, 2006 |
Toshiba Corp. is set to buy Westinghouse, the U.S. power plant arm of British Nuclear Fuels, for almost $5 billion, a source familiar with the situation said Monday. Toshiba outbid rivals that included General Electric Co. and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the source said. Neither government-owned British Nuclear Fuels, whose board reportedly will meet Thursday to formally approve the sale, nor Toshiba would confirm the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1985 |
California State University, Northridge, the campus that has long been the victim of a "Where's that?" syndrome, even in its native Los Angeles, pulled off a modest diplomatic coup this week that may help to spot it on the map of international relations. Han Xu, the newly appointed ambassador from the People's Republic of China, gave his first speech in the United States at the Northridge campus Monday morning, opening the university's second Conference on China, concluding today.