Countries T-Z


Tajikistan is mineral-rich and has some uranium deposits. It has substantial issues with legacy waste from past uranium mining and milling as a regional centre.


Turkey has had plans for establishing nuclear power generation since 1970. The country's first nuclear power plant, at Akkuyu, commenced construction in April 2018.


Ukraine is heavily dependent on nuclear energy – it has 15 reactors generating about half of its electricity.

Ukraine: Russia-Ukraine War and Nuclear Energy

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has impacted the country's nuclear power facilities. This page provides a summary of the latest developments.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE has commenced a nuclear power programme. It accepted a bid from a South Korean consortium to build four commercial nuclear power reactors at Barakah, the first of which was grid connected in August 2020.

United Kingdom

Most of the current fleet of reactors in the UK is due to retire by 2028. Construction has commenced on the first of a new generation of plants.

USA: Nuclear Power

The USA's reactors provide about 20% of its electricity. These have a high level of performance. 

USA: Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The USA is reviving its uranium mining, though almost all the uranium used in US commercial reactors is imported. A new centrifuge enrichment plant is now operating to replace very old and inefficient capacity. Implementation of national policy on high-level waste disposal remains blocked politically, but there are now two major proposals for long-term storage of it.

USA: Nuclear Power Policy

The government is heavily involved through safety and environmental regulations, R&D funding, and setting national energy goals. The commitment to nuclear power as part of the USA's long-term energy strategy continues with the Biden administration.

USA: Uranium Mining and Exploration

US Uranium Mining and Exploration. Uranium mining in the USA today is undertaken by few companies on a relatively small scale. Uranium exploration is undertaken by many companies, often going over areas that were mined in the 1950-80s.


Uzbekistan has considerable mineral deposits, including uranium. Today, most uranium is mined in the middle of the country, with Navoi as the centre, linked to mines by railway. 

Construction of two large Russian reactors is planned.


Vietnam has considered establishing nuclear power generation since 1995, and firm proposals surfaced in 2006. In November 2016 these plans were cancelled.