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It is well known that the electricalpower generation is the key factor
for advances in any other industries, agriculture and level of living. In
general, electrical energy can be generated by: 1) nonrenewableenergy
sources such as coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear; and 2) renewable
energy sources such as hydro, wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and
marine. However, the main sources for electricalenergy generation are:
1) thermal – primary coal and secondary natural gas; 2) «large» hydro
and 3) nuclear. The rest of the energy sources might have visible impact
just in some countries. The paper presents the current status of nuclear
power industry in the world and a comparison of nuclearenergy systems
to other energy systems.

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