Now we all know why China was building that island in the South China Sea. China states that they want to use this to become the largest supplier of nuclear energy. They want to have 58 nuclear reactors by the year 2020. China says that they are doing this to provide inexpensive electricity, fresh water and both military and economic gains. They claim that being on the water would provide the reactors with a continuous supply of water as a coolant.
We all know that the South China Seas are prone to having many typhoons and we all know the danger of what can happen during a typhoon or super typhoon. We only have to look at Fukushima after their tsunami. This could cause catastrophic damage to sea currents as well as the flora, fauna and sea life if even a few of the reactors had a meltdown. Also, I cannot forget the oceanic maps that showed us all how far the radiation traveled after Fukushima. We must remember the past so that we can prevent this from happening again.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
A nuclear power plant on the sea would ensure a continuous supply of water as coolant — a necessity for any reactor. China’s motive for building the nuclear reactors is clear: to exert its dominance and influence throughout the area.