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Attorney, Washington DC, USA, March 2018
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The Independent Assessment of Nuclear Developments in the World

What's New

World Nuclear Power Status

  • Abandoned Constructions 93
  • Under Construction 48
  • Operating 416
  • Long-Term Outage 27
  • Permanent Shutdown 183
Number of Reactors
(as of November 2019)
30.45
Mean Age of Reactor Fleet
(as of November 2019)

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