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Making Nuclear Power Safer

Seven years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, governments in Japan and worldwide have vowed to make nuclear power safer. Through more transparency, added safety measures and investment in plant improvements, governments have made progress towards this goal. However, communities demand that the world keep working to ensure safer nuclear energy.

Understanding Nuclear Reactor Types

Statistics In 2016, nuclear energy generated 805.3 billion kilowatt-hours, which comprised 19.7 percent of the total for the United States. Thirty states were home to operating reactors, and for six states, these reactors produced most of their electricity. The U.S. had 99 reactors operating in 2016, with 34 being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and 85 being

Why Nuclear Power?

Let’s now turn to a detailed analysis of the global nuclear market outlook. Nuclear Demand Energy demand is predicted to grow strongly between now and 2040. Africa will experience a power demand increase of almost 4 percent. On their side, countries in Asia and Latin America will also need more power as they go through their