Over 60 of the world's operating reactors were opened before 1975, the vast majority in the US
24 May 2011

Nuclear power stations and reactors operational around the world:How many nuclear reactors are operational around the world today - and where are they?

The crisis at in reactors Japan's Fukishima nuclear power station has focused attention on the world's nuclear power industry. But how big is it exactly?

This database, from the World Nuclear Association gives us some idea. We've scraped a list of every operational nuclear reactor around the world - and its location, power rating and operating company.

The list gives a unique picture of the state of the world in nuclear power. Monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the industry in Japan has been criticised for being less than forthcoming over what's happening inside Fukushima.

And Japan is certainly a major nuclear power - with a high proportion of boiling water reactors, such as the kind that are overheating at Fukushima today.