- China has ambitious plans to build a fleet of 20 floating nuclear reactors
- Russia is already building a floating nuclear power plant
- But storms, waves, maintenance all pose safety concerns
Tony Roulstone established and teaches on the nuclear energy masters program at the University of Cambridge, with research interests in the economics and safety of nuclear power. He is a visiting Professor of Nuclear Engineering at City University in Hong Kong. The views expressed here are solely his.
(CNN)China is planning to build nuclear reactors that will take to the sea to provide power in remote locations, possibly including the controversial man-made islands in the contested waters of the South China Sea.