Global Nuclear Policy Development
The history of nuclear energy covers a period of more than half a century, and during that time, it has already become a traditional branch of energy. Currently, 31 countries operate nuclear power plants. By the beginning of 2017, there are 451 power reactors in the world (not including those shut down for a long time) with a total capacity of 392,521 MW, 60 reactors were under construction. The vast majority of nuclear power plants are located in Europe, North America, Far East Asia, and the territory of the former USSR, while in Africa there are almost none, and in Australia and Oceania, there are none at all.