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    Russian experts launch first phase of Chinese nuclear power plant operations

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    MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti) - Russian experts began operations of the first energy unit of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in China, a spokesman for the Russian Nuclear Power Agency said Tuesday.

    "The physical launch of the Tianwan NPP's first unit means it is being loaded with cartridges containing nuclear fuel," the spokesman said.

    The loading will continue for several days and then the unit will be put to work at a low energy output level. After that, the unit will be connected to the power circuit.

    Russia and China signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement in 1992 on the construction of the NPP and Russian state credit for the project.

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