Nuclear Reactors under Construction
Did you know that there are currently 55 nuclear reactors under construction around the world with 332 plants already in operation?
This is an astounding number and represents a significant growth
in the use of nuclear energy. Even though the U.S. has the largest
number of operating nuclear units (104), we have been unable to
remain a leading nuclear power generation country because we have
not built a new plant in the last ~35 years. However, President
Obama hopes to change this with his announcement of an increase in
the loan guarantee program for the construction of new plants to
$54 billion dollars, from $18 billion.