China opens first plant that will turn nuclear waste into glass for safer storage

Published Sep 12 2021 at 3:00 PM GMT
  • China opened its first plant to turn radioactive waste into glass on Saturday.
  • The plant in Guangyuan in the southwestern province of Sichuan will be able to process several hundred cubic metres of high level radioactive liquid waste each year, according to state media reports.
  • Although the country currently has fewer nuclear power stations than France or the United States, it is rapidly expanding its use of the technology as part of the drive to cut carbon emissions.



  • Published Sep 12, 2021 3:00 PM GMT