Global decommissioned nuclear power plants by reason 2017

This statistic represents the global number of permanent nuclear reactor shutdowns as of 2017, by reason. Following political decisions or considerations, 36 reactors were decommissioned. Early nuclear plants were designed for a life of about 30 years, whereas newer plants are designed for an operating life between 40 to 60 years.

Number of permanent nuclear reactor shutdowns worldwide as of September 2017, by reason*

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Source

Release date

2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of September 2017

Supplementary notes

* Excluding eight German reactors shut down in 2011.

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