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Infographic: Nuclear’s Aging Issue

Infographic: Nuclear’s Aging Issue

It’s hard to build new reactors, so the nuclear fleet is becoming increasingly older.
The “atomic age” used to be a futuristic phrase, hinting at wonders to come. Nuclear power is still pretty neat—featuring low operating costs and zero carbon emissions—but the difficulty in building new reactors in recent decades has taken the youthful shine off the technology.

A recent report by Mycle Schneider Consulting underscores the problem. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2022 is a 385-page comprehensive document that covers virtually every aspect of the technology and every country developing new reactors.

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