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444 nuclear units are operating in the world, 51 units are under construction

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 28.06.2021

The current number of the operating nuclear power units in the world is equal to 444. These data are presented in the PRIS database supported by the IAEA.

Another 51 units have the status of the being built one.

Since the beginning of 2021, three units have been connected to the grid - "Kakrapar-3" (India), KANUPP-2 (Pakistan) and "Tianwan-6" (China).

The construction was started on two new units - "Akkuyu-3" (Turkey) and "Changjiang-3" (China).

One unit was permanently shutdown - "Indian Point-3" (USA).

Topics: IAEA, Asia, China, NPP Tianwan

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