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International Atomic Energy Agency’s Power Reactor Information System; UNEP/GRID-Europe; UNESCO, 2006 (figures for 2005)
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Nuclear waste generation
More than three-quarters of nuclear reactors currently in
service are more than 20 years old. After an average service
life of 30 years it takes 20 more years to dismantle them.
The spent fuel figures for 2002 are national projections.
Quantities fluctuated strongly in the United Kingdom, partly
due to variations in electricity output from nuclear power.
Decommissioning of several older power stations explains