28 September 2021

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 (WNISR2021) assesses on 409 pages the status and trends of the international nuclear industry, and contains several focus chapters, including a first assessment of Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience. A special Fukushima Status Report – 10 Years After provides an overview of ongoing onsite/offsite challenges, health impacts, judicial decisions, and cost estimates of the disaster. Chernobyl – 35 Years After the Disaster Began looks at advances in the cleanup and remaining challenges. For the first time, WNISR dedicates a chapter to the problem of Nuclear Power and Criminal Energy.

Thirteen interdisciplinary experts from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Lebanon/U.S., Ukraine/U.S. and the U.K., from top think tanks like Chatham House in London and prestigious academic institutions like Harvard in Cambridge, Meiji in Tokyo, Nagasaki University, University of British Columbia, and Technical University in Berlin, have contributed to the report, along with a data engineer, numerous proofreaders, and two artistic designers.

The foreword was provided by Naoto Kan, Member of Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Japan.

Key conclusions of WNISR2021 include:

From the Foreword

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) is amongst the most reliable data resources available on the subject and allows for an impartial and comprehensive understanding of the current status of nuclear power around the world.” 

Naoto Kan, Former Prime Minister of Japan

A video and the Powerpoint files of the Global launch event are available online.

You can download the PDF version of the 2021 Report:

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021
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World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021
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