List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants

ALGERIA


Algeria has no operating nuclear reactors. It has two  research reactors. 
Es Salam (The Peace), 15 MW reactor for research, located in Aïn Oussera, in service since 1993
Nur, built by Argentine INVAP


ANTARCTICA


Antarctica has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors.

McMurdo StationPM-3A NNPU “Nukey Poo” US Navy power reactor (operational 1962, shut down 1972, fully dismantled in 1979)



AUSTRIA

Austria has two research reactors, but a public vote shut down a brand new never fueled reactor, called Zwentendorf. 

Austrian Research Centers atSeibersdorf — 10 MW ASTRA research reactor (in use 1960–1999)
Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities in Vienna — 250 kWTRIGA Mark II research reactor (in use since 1962)

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann expects anti-nuclear petition drives to start in at least six European Union countries in 2012 with the goal of having the EU abandon nuclear power.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_European_Union


AUSTRALIA


Australia is the largest country with no nuclear plants in the world and no plans to build any.  It is also geographically separated from most countries that do operate nuclear power plants, so in case of a Carrington Effect holocaust, this country would more than likely come through it the best. It is probably one of the safest places on the planet for those concerned about nuclear radiation. 

However, Australia is home to many uranium mines and old abandoned uranium mines that are toxic sites. 



BANGLADESH


Bangladesh has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors.


BELARUS

Belarus has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors.


BELGIUM


Belgium is considering phasing out its nuclear plants, perhaps as early as 2015. It currently still has two plants operating. [5]

BELIZE


Belize has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors.



BRAZIL


Brazil has one nuclear power plant in Angra Dos Reis, and another under construction, but the political fallout from having a nuclear plant in a tourist city and a sanctuary for marine life has stopped further construction or planning for any other nuclear plants. Originally, 6 nuclear plants were planned to be built, but only one was completed. On our scorecard, that is five out of six shut down, preventatively. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angra_Nuclear_Power_Plant

CAMBODIA 

Cambodia has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are the best expat places to live.


COLUMBIA 


Columbia has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. It is also an affordable place to visit or live. There are no reactors in Central America at all.  

COSTA RICA


Costa Rica has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. Central America is almost completely nuclear reactor-free. Only Mexico has two nuclear power plants. Costa receives over 90% of it’s energy from water and wind sources, making it the greenest nation on Earth. There are no Costa Rica  military bases. Approximately 25% of the country is made up of national parks. This is a favorite tourist attraction and many expats live here. 

CUBA

Cuba 
has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors.

Juragua Nuclear Power Plant was a nuclear power plant under construction in Cuba when a suspension of construction was announced in 1992 following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the termination of Soviet economic aid to Cuba.

Russia and Cuba sought third-country financing to complete the plant in the mid 1990s but in 2000 the two countries agreed to abandon the project.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juragua_Nuclear_Power_Plant


DENMARK


Denmark has no current operating nuclear reactors. All research reactors were also shut down. 

Risø – DR-3 DIDO class experimental reactor (shut down permanently in 2000)
Risø – DR-2 experimental reactor (shut down in 1975)
Risø – DR-1 experimental reactor (shut down permanently in 2001)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors 


EGYPT


Egypt has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors.


ESTONIA

Estonia has no current operating nuclear reactors, and two test reactors were shut down. 
Paldiski – 2 PWR naval training reactors were dismantled
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors

GERMANY


“Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has permanently shut down eight of its reactors and pledged to close the rest by 2022.[3] 




INDONESIA


Indonesia has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors.


IRAQ

Iraq has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors. 
Research reactors
IRT-5000 – 5 MWT, shut down 1991
Osirak / “Tammuz 1” (destroyed by Israeli airstrike, June 7, 1981)
Tammuz 2 – 500 kWT, shut down 1991

ISRAEL

On paper, Israel has no nuclear reactors, but it does have at least one secret reactor, operating outside of any regulatory or safety/inspection agency, as well as international control, and possibly more. It also has illegal weapons of mass destruction, since it has not registered or notified the appropriate international authorities.  It also has one or more research reactors. 

Israel’s Secret Illegal Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons  http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-secret-illegal-nuclear.html

ITALY


Italy has no current operating nuclear power plants. It has several research reactors still operational.  
Italy had four operating nuclear power reactors but shut down the last two operating nuclear plants following the Chernobyl accident. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf101.html

Garigliano – BWR, 1 unit of 150 MWe, 1964–1982
Latina – Magnox, 1 unit of 160 MWe, 1964–1987
Trino Vercellese – PWR, 1 unit of 260 MWe, 1965–1990
Caorso – BWR, 1 unit of 860 MWe, 1981–1990

Montalto di Castro  BWR, 2 units of 982 MWe each, mothballed in 1988


JAPAN 


All 54 of Japan’s nuclear reactors will be shut down as of May 6, according to Japanese Trade Minister Yukio Edano. http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/04/16/Future-of-Japans-nuclear-energy-uncertain/UPI-42921334591452/#ixzz1sEmnfvOe

The local residents no longer want nuclear power but on the industry and national government side, pressure is mounting to restart all reactors, potentially starting with the ‘breeder’ reactors that are used to make weapons grade plutonium for nuclear bombs.

KAZAKHSTAN


Kazakhstan has no operating nuclear reactors, and one research reactor.

Aktau (Kazakhstan State Corporation for Atomic Power and Industry) Aktau was once the site of a nuclear power station. The BN-350 FBR went online in 1973, and closed in 1999. 
BN-350 135 MWe reactor (shut down 1999)

Research reactors
Alatau, Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Center
VVR-K – 10 MWe reactor
Kurchatov, National Nuclear Center, Semipalatinsk 
RA – zirconium hydride moderated reactor (dismantled)
IGR (Impulse Graphite Reactor) – 50 MW reactor


LITHUANIA 


Lithuania has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors.


Lithuania shut down it’s only nuclear power plant as a condition of joining the EU. http://youtu.be/yXTtAsGO8as

LATVIA


Latvia has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors. 
Salaspils, Nuclear Research Center
5 MWe research reactor (shut down)


LIBYA


Libya has no operating nuclear reactors. It does have a small research reactor. 


Tajura Nuclear Research Center, REWDRC (see [11]) – 10 MW research reactor (supplied by the USSR)

LITHUANIA

Lithuania has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors. 


One nuclear plant is under construction; hopefully a public vote will shut that down or stop it’s construction.

Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
Ignalina-1, RBMK, shut down on December 31, 2004 per EU demand
Ignalina-2, RBMK, shut down on December 31, 2009. 1360 MWe.
Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (under construction)


NEPAL 


Nepal has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. Nepal is powered by hydropower, which is great in the summer when it rains, but bad in the winter when the water freezes, and rolling blackouts are common. Despite this, it is the most green country on Earth as far as energy sources. 


NEW ZEALAND


New Zealand has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors. The country gets more than 50% of it’s energy needs met with water power, so it among the most ‘green’ countries on Earth. 


Upwind of New Zealand is Australia, so we are talking about a remote country, far away from any nuclear radioactivity sources. Like it’s neighbor, it is separated from the Northern Hemishere by a boundary that crosses the middle of the Earth, not allowing radiation into the Southern Hemishere. 




NORTH KOREA

North Korea has no known nuclear reactors. Here are the details of past nuclear plant efforts. 

Yongbyon
Yongbyon 2 – 50 MWe Magnox reactor (construction suspended 1994)
Taechon (20 km from Yongbyon)
Taechon 1 – 200 MWe reactor (construction suspended 1994)
Kumho (30 km north of Sinpo), see KEDO
Kumho 1 – PWR 1000 MWe (construction suspended 2003)
Kumho 2 – PWR 1000 MWe (construction suspended 2003)

Research and production reactors
Yongbyon
IRT-2000 – 8 MWt (2MWt 1965-1974, 4MWt 1974-1986) heavy-water moderated research reactor (supplied by USSR, 1965)
Yongbyon 1 – 5 MWe Magnox reactor, provides power and district heating (active 1987-1994, reactivated 2003, and shut-down in July 2007)

NORWAY

Norway has no operational reactors, but it does have a couple of small research reactors, operating part time. 

Research reactors

Kjeller reactors
NORA (activated 1961, shut down 1967)
JEEP I (activated 1951, shut down 1967)
JEEP II (activated 1966)
Halden reactor

PANAMA

Panama 
has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors.  

USS Sturgis – floating nuclear power plant for Panama Canal (operating 1966 to 1976)



PERU


Peru has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. The nuclear neighbors of Brazil and Argentina are downwind of this country, so it should be ok in case of accident. It is one of the safer countries to visit or live in. Most of the energy used by the country come from water and natural gas. 


PHILIPPINES

Philippines has no operating nuclear reactor at present. One has been in shutdown since 1988, but could theoretically start up again. 

PRR-1 – 3 MW TRIGA-converted reactor, Quezon City. Managed by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute(formerly Philippine Atomic Energy Commission). 1st criticality on August 1963, reactor conversion on March 1984, criticality after conversion on April 1988, shutdown since 1988 for pool repairs, on extended shutdown at present.

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – 620 MWe, mothballed


POLAND


Poland has no operating nuclear reactors. The Zarnowiec nuclear plant was cancelled.  Poland has only one small research reactor operating. 

Ewa reactor – 10 MW research reactor (dismantled in 1995)
Maria reactor – 30 MW research reactor
Żarnowiec Nuclear Power Plant – 1600 MW construction cancelled

PORTUGAL

Portugal has only one small research reactor, but no large public power generating nuclear reactors. 

Sacavem – RPI, Portuguese Research Reactor – 1 MWt pool type, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico 
has no operating nuclear reactors, and no research reactors.


MayagüezTRIGA reactor (dismantled)
Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Reactor Facility, BONUS – superheated BWR (decommissioned)



SERBIA

Serbia has no operating nuclear reactors. It does have two small research reactors. 

Research reactors
Vinca Nuclear Institute, Vinča
RA – Reaktor A (1956–2002) – 6.5 MW heavy water moderated and cooled research reactor
RB – Reaktor B (1958-…)

SRI LANKA 


Sri Lanka has no operating nuclear reactors. It has no research reactors.


SWITZERLAND


Switzerland has banned the construction of new reactors.[5] It does operate several nuclear power plants. 


SYRIA

Syria has no operating nuclear reactors. It does have one small neutron source reactor.
Miniature neutron source reactor

THAILAND


Thailand has no operating nuclear reactors. It does have two small research reactors. 

BangkokTRIGA, Office of Atoms for Peace (installed 1977)
BangkokTRIGA MPR 10, Ongkharak Nuclear Research Center (under construction)

TURKEY

Turkey has no current operating nuclear reactors. It is planning one named Akkuyu. It also has several small research reactors.

Research reactors
TR-1 Research Reactor (Turkish Atomic Energy Authority)
TR-2 Research Reactor (Turkish Atomic Energy Authority)
TRIGA MARK II Research Reactor (Istanbul Technical University) Institute of Energy
[edit]Fuel pilot plants
TRD Fuel Pilot Plant (Turkish Atomic Energy Authority)


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES



United Arab Emirates has no nuclear reactors and no research reactors. 


URUGUAY

Uruguay has no nuclear reactors. 

It is contemplating installing a small underground reactor, called a URR reactor. Toshiba has plans on installing many of these small liquid metal sodium cooled reactors in remote locations all over the world. Many say this plan is a PR pipe dream that eats piles of money. Research liquid sodium reactors have been plagued with all kinds of problems. 

USBEKISTAN

Usbekistan has no operating nuclear reactors. It does have one small research reactor; VVER-SM tank reactor

VENEZUELA

Venezuela has no operating nuclear reactors. 

RV-1 pool-type reactor (shut down 1994)

VIETNAM

Vietnam has no current operating reactors. It does have one small research reactor. It has plans to build several VVER reactors. 

Da LatTRIGA Mark II (supplied by USA 1963, shut down 1975, reactivated by USSR 1984)

Phuoc Dinh (Ninh Thuan)[22] 1 VVER-1000/392 Planned 1.000 – – –
Phuoc Dinh (Ninh Thuan)[23] 2 VVER-1000/392 Planned 1.00



Source of above;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_by_country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors
http://www.expatify.com/


GLOBAL DECLINE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY 

“The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-2011 is authored by Mycle Schneider, Antony Froggatt, and Steve Thomas and published by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute. The foreword is written by Amory Lovins.[2]

According to the report, the international nuclear industry has been unable to stop the slow decline of nuclear energy. The world’s reactor fleet is aging quickly and not enough new units are coming online. As of April 1, 2011, there were 437 nuclear reactors operating in the world, which was seven fewer than in 2002.[2] The Olkiluoto plant has had particular problems:

The flagship EPR project at Olkiluoto in Finland, managed by the largest nuclear builder in the world, AREVA NP, has turned into a financial fiasco. The project is four years behind schedule and at least 90 percent over budget, reaching a total cost estimate of €5.7 billion ($8.3 billion) or close to €3,500 ($5,000) per kilowatt.[2]

The report says that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is exacerbating many of the problems that nuclear energy is facing. There is “no obvious sign that the international nuclear industry could eventually turn empirically evident downward trend into a promising future”, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to accelerate the decline. With long lead times of 10 years and more, it will be difficult to maintain, let alone increase, the number of operating nuclear power plants over the next 20 years. Moreover, says the report, it is clear that nuclear power development cannot keep up with the pace of renewable energy commercialization.[2] 



RENEWABLE ENERGY OUTPACES NUCLEAR 

For the first time, in 2010 total installed nuclear power capacity in the world (375 gigawatts) fell behind aggregate installed capacity (381 GW) of three specific renewables — wind turbines (193 GW), biomass and waste-to-energy plants (65 GW), and solar power (43 GW).[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Nuclear_Industry_Status_Report


How many people in the USA live near a nuclear reactor? http://opendata.zeit.de/nuclear-reactors-usa/#/en/


If you come across a country with no nuclear power plants that is not listed above, leave a comment in the comments section below, and it will be added soon. Thanks. 


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7 thoughts on “List Of Countries/Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants

  1. IN MY OPNION AFTER FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL ABOVE LISTED COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN NUCLEAR PHASEOUT IS NICE DECISION TO BE SAFE IN ALL THE RESPECT NUCLEAR AND WEAPON FREE
    IS A SIGN OF PEACE IN WORLD AND IN FAVOUR OF GLOBAL POPULATION RISKLESS IN 2100
    PRAMOD DESHPANDE
    SENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER AND ENGG
    ATOMIC ENERGY INDIA
    2014 JUNE 04

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  2. What has this world come to .. How many disasters have to occur for people to realize nuclear power is not safe for anyone or anything. We all live on this beautiful planet together so it doesn't matter what country you live in. One thing effects all of us… its all about the money now adays. Man kind doesn't realize there needs a change until its to late. Help us all..

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  3. When nuclear power plants were first built, people involved in the industry thought that humans could develop the ways to dispose of nuclear wastes. Now as we do not have the technology, nuclear power plants are a serious danger!!

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