With construction of the first of four new AP1000 reactors at Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer roughly half complete, China's nuclear build offers a glimpse of what's to come over the next few years.Sanmen 1 is Westinghouse's flagship AP1000 plant, with Sanmen 2 and two additional units at Haiyang close behind. This video compiles photos taken from the start of construction at Sanmen in 2009 through the beginning of 2014. Unit 1 is scheduled to begin operating this year, with the first unit at Haiyang and the second unit at Sanmen several months behind it.
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What happened to the water in the lake behind the plant?
Did it just change color or disappear?
Anonymous: That's just a function of the weather obscuring the water. The plant is located near Jiantiao Town in Sanmen County, Zhejiang Province. As the crow flies, it's about 100 miles south of Shanghai. The body of water behind it is the East China Sea.
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Too cool. This is what's happening at Vogtle 3/4