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State of the art nuclear reactor could hand China 'holy grail' in global energy race

Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!A new form of nuclear technology developed by China could change the face of global energy forever - and give Beijing a huge economic advantage over the West.Instead of uranium, a Chinese nuclear power station to be operational this month will be powered using thorium.That's a safer, cheaper and cleaner alternative to traditional radioactive tech, The Times reported.The by-products of thorium are also less suitable to the development of nuclear weapons.Another key difference is that thorium uses molten salt rather than water as a coolant.That means thorium power stations can be built in the middle of the desert and far away from population centres.It also means power stations can be
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