Nuclear News | May 11, 2017

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Nuclear Power ‘is Thriving Overseas’ but Collapsing in the US

The U.S. is building five times fewer new nuclear reactors than China, according to new data published Sunday by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
China is building 20 new nuclear reactors while South Korea alone has five more under construction. Meanwhile, only six new nuclear reactors are being built in Western Europe, while just four are under construction in the U.S. That’s barely enough to replace older reactors going out of service. More than half of the world’s nuclear reactors under construction are in Asia with the majority of those in China, according to Seeker.

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