Unprecedented Move: IAEA shifts 47 Japan reactors to ‘Long Term Shutdown’ — Number of reactors ‘in operation’ worldwide at lowest level since Chernobyl in 1986

Published: January 17th, 2013 at 1:21 pm ET
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Title: Historic Move: IAEA Shifts 47 Japanese Reactors Into “Long-Term Shutdown” Category
Source: World Nuclear Industry Status Report
Date: January 16, 2013
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In an unprecedented move, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has shifted 47 Japanese nuclear reactors from the category “In Operation” to the category “Long-term Shutdown” (LTS) in its web-based Power Reactor Information System (PRIS). The number of nuclear reactors listed as “In Operation” in the world thus drops from 437 yesterday to 390 today, a level last seen in Chernobyl-year 1986 and a dramatic step of the IAEA’s official statistics in recognizing industrial reality in Japan. This is without doubt a unique revision of world operational nuclear data. [...]

Published: January 17th, 2013 at 1:21 pm ET
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