6/10/2014

Eighty-four percent of nuclear reactors built between 2009 and 2020 will be pressurized water reactors, while boiling water reactors will make up 3% of new construction and the remaining 13% will be heavy water and fast reactors, according to a forecast by Ux Consulting. An International Atomic Energy Agency survey showed that 63% of the world's 434 reactors are pressurized water reactors and about 19% are BWRs. "The reality is that it appears to me that the pressurized reactors have a definite advantage, especially after Fukushima," said Nils Diaz, former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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