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Bechtel’s Impact Report

Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear reactors

Infographic: How do Nuclear Reactors work?

Since the earliest commercial nuclear reactors a half-century ago, Bechtel has played a pivotal role in every phase of the nuclear power industry's development. From our friends at the Nuclear Energy Institute, here's a look at how these reliable, carbon-free electricity generators work.

image depicting how nuclear reactors work

Our Nuclear Reactor History

Bechtel has performed engineering and/or construction services on 88 of the 104 operating nuclear plants in the United States, and has been involved in 150 around the world.