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Nuclear energy

Nuclear power plants

The main use of nuclear energy is the generation of electricity in nuclear power plants.

Nuclear power plants are facilities that have a nuclear reactor. Nuclear fission reactions are generated in the reactor to generate heat. The other elements of the plant are capable of processing this heat to generate electricity.

The use of this technology is regulated by international treaties and not all countries have the technology to build nuclear power plants.

Here is the list of countries that have nuclear reactors:

CountryNuclear power plants
United States 131
France 71
Japan 62
Russian Federation 48
United Kingdom 45
China, mainland 43
Germany 36
India 27
Korea RO (South) 27
Canada 25
Ukraine 21
Spain 17
Sweden 13
Slovak Republic 9
Belgium 8
Taiwan 8
Switzerland 6
Czech Republic 6
Bulgaria 6
Finland 5
Pakistan 5
Italy 4
Hungary 4
Argentina 3
Brazil 3
Netherlands 2
Lithuania 2
South Africa 2
Mexico 2
Armenia 2
Romania 2
Abu Dhabi 1
Kazakhstan 1
Iran 1
Slovenia 1