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Nuclear Dependence

Nuclear Dependence

For a rundown by country of nuclear energy dependence, click here.

Who's building nuclear plants?

• Finland began construction on a new nuclear reactor last year.

• France has given approval for a similar one and has plans for another.

• Bulgaria is expected to award a contract this month for building two units.

• Romania has resumed building a power station after a 15-year lull.

• The Czech Republic has plans to build two more nuclear plants by the end of the decade.

• Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, and Germany are all reconsidering previous plans to cap or phase out nuclear programs.

SOURCE: "The Christian Science Monitor"