In the wake of the meltdown at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, many countries have taken conservative approaches to nuclear plants, particularly by increasing precautions and frameworks around existing plants. But while countries like Germany and Switzerland are phasing out nuclear power, emerging countries are ramping up production.
In developing nations where energy demand is high, more than 20 nuclear reactors are expected to be built by 2030. Russia, China, India, South Korea, and Argentina are moving toward nuclear power because of its ability to produce large amounts of energy without relying on fossil fuels and oil reserves or raising carbon emissions.
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