Nuclear: countries that have power plants are not necessarily those that have uranium
There are 444 reactors in operation on the planet in 33 countries. Most of the uranium resources come from other countries. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the total nuclear generation capacity is 394 gigawatts (GWe). 54 more reactors are currently under construction, of which about a third are in China. They would add 57 gigawatts to current capacities. To run these power plants, uranium must be enriched, the resources of which are distributed all over the planet. Two-thirds of production in 2019 came from countries that do not have nuclear reactors, the main exporter being Kazakhstan (42% of production in 2019). According to the World Nuclear Association, it takes about 65,000 tonnes of uranium each year to power existing plants.
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