This article talks about an interactive map of the world’s nuclear power plants. Nuclear is one of our major source of energy with 667 nuclear reactor plants all over the globe. Out of these 667 plants, 400 are currently operational and generate around 345 gigawatts (GW) of power combined. And, 67 new reactors are under construction out of which 24 are in China alone.
This interactive map of world’s nuclear plants covers most of the nuclear plants including under construction plants, shut down plants, and plants which are temporarily offline. It uses the plant’s energy output as a scale to give a clear idea about the power output and show it on map. You can filter out the plants by their operational status and interactive on the map to view their details like location, status, capacity, type, country, and more. This map also provides information about all the disasters happened so far along with other stats and info.
Interactive Map of World’s Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to generate energy. The fission these reactors use is exothermic that produce heat and have to be contained since it also produces radiation which is harmful to us.
Generally, people are not so aware of the power plants especially the nuclear ones. But, after HBO’s controversial TV show Chernobyl, the nuclear reactors gain some attention among people. The show shades some lights on Chernobyl disaster that was a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred on 26 April 1986.
If you are also curious about nuclear plants and eager to know about them then this interactive map is perfect for that. It maps all the nuclear power plants and uses color codes for their operational status. The plants are shown in the shape of circles. The size of the circle implies the capacity of the plant.
At the top of the map, there is the operational status of the plants. From there, you can filter out operating, offline, shut down, and under construction plants. You can interact on the map to view the details about plants. By tapping on a plant, you can view its name, current status, capacity, date of construction, date of operation/shut down, type, and country.
Give it a try here.
This interactive map provides all the essential information about the world’s nuclear power plants in one place. It is good for personal and academic use however it does not provides information about the plants in China. So, it’s not complete but it’s accurate and easy to use. Try it yourself and share your thoughts on this interactive map, Chernobyl, or nuclear plants with us in the comments section below.