FAST FIVE: US Nuclear Reactors Among The Oldest In The World

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Also older are the singular reactors in use in Armenia and the Netherlands.

However, two reactors started at Vogtle power plant in Georgia in 2013 will join the grid soon as the newest additions to the US fleet.

They too experienced many regulatory and other delays, culminating in the bankruptcy of the reactor construction company.

This includes new nuclear programs in the United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Iran that were started in the past decade only, as well as a younger program in China that started producing power in 1991 and today has a mean reactor fleet age of just nine years.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis, interest in nuclear energy has been renewed in many countries, but challenges for nuclear reactors construction persist today.

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