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China helps Pakistan build nuclear reactors, despite radical Islamist groups operating in the country

exclamation-Smflag-pakistanTerror-Plagued Pakistan Just Turned On Another Nuclear Reactor, Daily Caller ANDREW FOLLETT, Energy and Science Reporter  , 18 Oct 16  

Pakistan’s fourth nuclear power plant began providing electricity to citizens Sunday with some help from China, despite concerns about radical Islamist groups operating in the country.

Engineers began final testing of the new 340 megawatt reactor at the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant, which is expected to reach its full capacity in December with the help of China. Local Pakistani Islamic radical groups and the Islamic State have expressed interest in stealing nuclear material from the country’s reactors to build a dirty bomb.

Pakistan has a small nuclear power program, capable of only generating 725 megawatts of electric power, but is building numerous new reactors with financial and technical assistance from China. The country invested about $860 million into its new reactor, with $350 million provided by China, according to a report by the World Nuclear Association……..http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/17/terror-plagued-pakistan-just-turned-on-another-nuclear-reactor/

October 19, 2016 - Posted by | Pakistan, safety

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