NEWMDB - The IAEA Nuclear Waste Management Database IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
 

How much waste can one expect from a NPP Programme?

Year CountryTotal reported Nuclear Production (GWh)Total reported Waste from NPP (m³)VLLW (%)LLW (%)ILW (%)HLW (%)Reported Waste per generated GWh (m³)Types of Reactors in use
  Region Summary2,123,9063,128,6555.8665.4621.027.661.473 
2013ArgentinaArgentina5,7323,7790.0075.0025.000.000.659 3 PHWR
2013ArmeniaArmenia2,1686,5610.0033.3333.3333.333.026 1 PWR
2013BelgiumBelgium40,63221,4610.0057.1442.860.000.528 7 PWR
2008BrazilBrazil14,0042,3350.0066.6733.330.000.167 2 PWR
2013BulgariaBulgaria13,31617,7310.00100.000.000.001.332 2 PWR
2012CanadaCanada90,984440,8020.0029.1725.0045.834.845 19 PHWR
2013ChinaChina110,71020,57012.0080.008.000.000.186 1 FBR, 2 PHWR, 43 PWR
2013Czech RepublicCzech Republic29,00416,1010.0093.336.670.000.555 6 PWR
2013FinlandFinland22,69818,2330.0099.060.940.000.803 2 BWR, 2 PWR
2009FranceFrance390,000297,81733.3366.670.000.000.764 58 PWR
2013GermanyGermany92,14223,8160.0090.0010.000.000.258 1 BWR, 6 PWR
2013HungaryHungary14,52714,14213.3333.3335.0018.330.973 4 PWR
2013Iran, Islamic Republic ofIran, Islamic Republic of3,894500.000.00100.000.000.013 1 PWR
2013JapanJapan13,947362,9520.00100.000.000.0026.024 22 BWR, 20 PWR
2013Korea, Republic ofKorea, Republic of132,46537,6270.0090.0010.000.000.284 4 PHWR, 20 PWR
2008LithuaniaLithuania9,14039,1410.0083.3316.670.004.282 
2013MexicoMexico11,37710,12325.0012.5037.5025.000.890 2 BWR
2010NetherlandsNetherlands3,7555,1700.0030.0036.6733.331.377 1 PWR
2010PakistanPakistan2,5603,2230.00100.000.000.001.259 1 PHWR, 4 PWR
2013RomaniaRomania10,6961,1970.0056.6726.6716.670.112 2 PHWR
2013SlovakiaSlovakia13,9529,2680.0066.6733.330.000.664 4 PWR
2010SloveniaSlovenia5,3812,4200.0057.1428.5714.290.450 1 PWR
2013SpainSpain54,31361,84945.0050.000.005.001.139 1 BWR, 6 PWR
2013SwedenSweden63,72363,95428.5757.1414.290.001.004 5 BWR, 3 PWR
2012SwitzerlandSwitzerland24,4456,2256.9691.671.380.000.255 2 BWR, 3 PWR
2013UkraineUkraine78,00060,4540.0076.500.7722.730.775 15 PWR
2013United KingdomUnited Kingdom64,133338,3530.0050.0050.000.005.276 14 GCR, 1 PWR
2008United States of AmericaUnited States of America806,2081,243,3000.0087.5012.500.001.542 33 BWR, 65 PWR
Data source: NEWMDB

Legend:
BWRBoiling Light-Water-Cooled and Moderated Reactor
FBR Fast Breeder Reactor
GCR Gas-Cooled, Graphite-Moderated Reactor
HTGR High-Temperature Gas-Cooled, Graphite-Moderated Reactor
HWGCR Heavy-Water-Moderated, Gas-Cooled Reactor
HWLWR Heavy-Water-Moderated, Boiling Light-Water-Cooled Reactor
LWGR Light-Water-Cooled, Graphite-Moderated Reactor
PHWR Pressurized Heavy-Water-Moderated and Cooled Reactor
PWR Pressurized Light-Water-Moderated and Cooled Reactor
SGHWR Steam-Generating Heavy-Water Reactor
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