World Nuclear Industry Status Report
World Nuclear Industry Status as of 1 January 2017
Essentials. As in 2015, the year 2016 has seen ten nuclear reactor startups, five of which were in China (eight in 2015), and one each in India, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea and the U.S. The new American unit, Watts-Bar-2 in Tennessee, started up 43 years after construction start—a world record in project longevity. More…
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If you wish to find out these and more details about any of the 754 nuclear reactors that have been under construction sometime between 1951 and 2017, explore the Global Nuclear Power Database now available on the website of the prestigious Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
In addition to the usual, global overview of status and trends in reactor building and operating, as well as the traditional comparison between deployment trend in the nuclear power and renewable energy sectors, the 2016 edition of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) provides an assessment of the trends of the economic health of some of the major players in the industry. Special chapters are devoted to the aftermath of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters.