Report: Two-thirds of new nuclear power to come from reactor designs built by Russia and China 


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Nearly two-thirds of new nuclear power by 2025 is likely to come from just three reactor designs built by two different countries, Russia and China, a new Environmental Progress (EP) analysis finds.

As such, the long-term nuclear building trend appears to be toward greater consolidation by a few, nationally-standardized pressurized-water reactors (PWRs). The designs are Russia’s VVER1200 and China’s CAP1000 and Hualong-1.