Global decommissioned nuclear power plants by reason 2017

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

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

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Age of the reactorsNumber of shutdowns
Purpose fulfilled or no longer economic to run115
Political decision or consideration36
Damage in an accident or serious incident12
Age of the reactorsNumber of shutdowns
Purpose fulfilled or no longer economic to run115
Political decision or consideration36
Damage in an accident or serious incident12
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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.
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