The Independent Assessment of Nuclear Developments in the World

World Nuclear Industry Status as of 1 January 2016:
Mind the China Effect

Paris. 4 January 2016. In 2015, a total of ten new nuclear reactors were connected to the world’s grids, more than in any year since 1990. Two reactors were closed, Grafenrheinfeld in Germany and Wylfa in the United Kingdom. As of 1 January 2016, a total of 398 reactors—eight more than a year ago, but 40 less than in 2002—were operating in 31 countries. Two reactors, Sendai-1 and -2, were restarted in Japan, the first since the country was shaken by the triple disaster earthquake-tsunami-radioactive fallout on the coast line of Fukushima in 2011. Most of the Japanese reactors, 38 units, remain in Long-Term Outage (LTO). Whereas the nuclear industry’s situation in the rest of the world continued to deteriorate, developments in China bucked this trend and distort the global picture.

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