Countries T-Z

  • Turkey

    Turkey has had plans for establishing nuclear power generation since 1970. Turkey's plans have included nuclear power plants at  Sinop and Akkuyu

  • Ukraine

    Ukraine is heavily dependent on nuclear energy - it has 15 reactors generating about half of its electricity. The government plans to maintain nuclear share in electricity production to 2030, which will involve substantial new build.

  • United Arab Emirates

    The UAE is embarking upon a nuclear power program. It has accepted a bid from a South Korean consortium to build four commercial nuclear power reactors by 2020. Construction of the first unit started in July 2012.

  • United Kingdom

    All but one of the current fleet of reactors in the UK is due to retire by 2023. The country has full fuel cycle facilities including major reprocessing plants. The first of some 19 GWe of new-generation plants are expected to be on line about 2018.

  • USA: Nuclear Fuel Cycle

    The USA is expanding its nuclear fuel production capacity with up to three new enrichment plants likely to begin operation before 2020. Almost all the uranium used in US commercial reactors is imported, with about half of it coming from Russian weapons-grade uranium downblended to low enriched uranium in Russia.

  • USA: Nuclear Power

    The USA has over 100 nuclear reactors providing around 19% of its electricity. These have a high level of performance.   With deregulation, both ownership and operation of these is becoming concentrated.

  • USA: Nuclear Power Policy

    The government is heavily involved through safety and environmental regulations, R&D funding, and setting national energy goals. The commitment to nuclear power as part of the USA's long-term energy strategy continues with the Obama administration.

  • Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan has 96,000 tU in Reasonably Assured Resources plus Inferred Resources, to US$ 130/kg U.

  • Vietnam

    Vietnam has considered establishing nuclear power generation since 1995, and firm proposals surfaced in 2006. Russia is offering to finance and build 2000 MWe of nuclear capacity. Japan is making a similar offer for another 2000 MWe.