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List of Nations With Nuclear Plants

Associated Press

Here is a list of the 26 countries that have nuclear reactors, with the percentage of electricity supplied in each country in 1985. Ranked according to the amount of nuclear-generated electricity, the top five countries are the United States, the Soviet Union, France, Japan and West Germany.

The world as a whole got 15% of its electricity from nuclear power plants in 1985, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, a U.N. body. Except where noted, the IAEA supplied the percentages below.

THE AMERICAS:

1. United States--15.5%.

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2. Canada--12.7%.

3. Argentina--23% (a).

4. Brazil--(first reactor into operation in 1985).

WESTERN EUROPE:

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5. France--64.8%.

6. West Germany--31.2%.

7. Britain--19.3%.

8. Belgium--59.8%.

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9. Netherlands--6.1%.

10. Finland--38.2%.

11. Sweden--42.3%.

12. Italy--3.8%.

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13. Spain--24%.

14. Switzerland--39.8%.

SOVIET UNION AND EASTERN EUROPE:

15. Soviet Union--10% (b).

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16. Czechoslovakia--14.6%.

17. Bulgaria--31.6%.

18. Hungary--24.5% (c).

19. East Germany--10.7% (d).

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20. Yugoslavia--5% (e).

FAR EAST, SOUTH ASIA:

21. Japan--25%.

22. Taiwan--59%.

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23. South Korea--17.8%.

24. India--2%.

25. Pakistan--2%.

AFRICA:

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26. South Africa--4.4%.

--Other countries with one or more reactors under construction: Mexico, Romania, Iraq (status of French-supplied reactor uncertain after Israeli bombing in 1981), Iran (incomplete, work stopped due to financial dispute with France).

One nuclear plant has been completed in the Philippines but has not been used; the new government in Manila says it does not plan to operate the $2.2-billion plant.

Austria has a completed reactor, but a referendum decision in 1978 kept it from opening.

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--Notes:

(a) Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission

(b) Estimate by Western diplomats

(c) Official Hungarian figure

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(d) Recent press report

(e) Estimate


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