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452 nuclear units are operating in the world

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 07.05.2019

The current number of the operating nuclear power units in the world is equal to 452. These data are presented in the PRIS database supported by the IAEA.

Another 54 units have the status of the being built one.

Since the beginning of 2019, two units have been connected to the grid - "Shin-Kori-4" in South Korea and "Novovoronezh-2-2" in Russia.

The construction was started on one new unit - "Kursk-2-2" in Russia.

One unit was permanently shutdown in Russia - "Bilibino-1" with the EGP-6 reactor.

Topics: IAEA, Novovoronezh NPP, Kursk NPP

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449 nuclear units are operating in the world

Another 55 units have the status of the being built one.

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