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Our Nuclear Landscape

From the time that the first commercial nuclear reactor went online in Shippingport, PA in 1957, the nuclear industry in the U.S. has expanded to include 104 reactors at 65 power plants, spread across 31 states. With nuclear power accounting for over 19 percent of our domestic electricity generation, the U.S. is the world's largest producer of atomic energy, producing 30.7 percent of the global total of nuclear power. Click on each state that has a reactor symbol in it to find out more about their role as a piece of our nuclear landscape.

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