Mapped: The World’s Nuclear Reactor Landscape

Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl, many nations reiterated their intent to wean off the energy source.

However, this sentiment is anything but universal—in many other regions of the world, nuclear power is still ramping up, and it’s expected to be a key energy source for decades to come.

This graphic gives a comprehensive look at where nuclear reactors are subsiding, and where future capacity will reside.

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Mapped: The World’s Nuclear Reactor Landscape

Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl, many nations reiterated their intent to wean off the energy source.

However, this sentiment is anything but universal—in many other regions of the world, nuclear power is still ramping up, and it’s expected to be a key energy source for decades to come.

This graphic gives a comprehensive look at where nuclear reactors are subsiding, and where future capacity will reside.


First published: August 7, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: International Atomic Energy Agency

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