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At nuclear power plants near Chicago stopped a nuclear reactor

At nuclear power plants near Chicago stopped a nuclear reactorOn Monday, the United States stopped nuclear reactor at the plant, "Byron" at 150 kilometers north-west of Chicago in Illinois, reports Vesti.ru, referring to the nuclear power plant operator – the corporation Exelon.

At about 10.18 local time stopped a second nuclear reactor, to which as yet unknown reason, stopped supply of energy from an external source. To cool the reactor, it was decided to release steam from the non-nuclear section of the plant. As representatives of Exelon, vapor contains a small amount of radioactive tritium, but not dangerous.

Gates confirmed talks with China on the construction of a nuclear reactor

Gates confirmed talks with China on the construction of a nuclear reactorOwned by Bill Gates TerraPower company is in talks with Chinese companies to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors, according to Associated Press.

Co-founder of Microsoft has confirmed that talks during a speech at the Ministry of Science and Technology of China on Wednesday, December 7. According to him, it is about creating a reactor that can run on depleted uranium. The advantages of such a reactor is the low cost of operation, safety and environmental friendliness. Gates also noted the stability of the reactor to external shocks, including the earthquake and tsunami.