The top secret mine that fuelled China’s nuclear program

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “The top secret mine that fuelled China’s nuclear program” – below is their description.

The Koktokay mine and hydro plant in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region were once top secret facilities. The installations provided rare minerals that were essential for the country’s aerospace and defence industries from the 1950s until the late 1990s. Among the projects it supplied were those to develop atomic and hydrogen bombs. The hydro plant now powers nearby towns and the disused mine has become part of the Koktokay National Geopark. Follow us on: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Linkedin:

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