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Nuclear Power Plant Statistics

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Nuclear Power Plant Statistics Data
Total number of civil nuclear power reactors in the world 435
Number of new nuclear power reactors under construction 71
Percent of U.S. electric use generated from nuclear power plants 19 %
Annual revenue generated from nuclear power in the U.S. $26,000,000,000
Number of commercial power plants in the U.S. 61
Total number of nuclear reactors 99
Number of states with nuclear power plants 30
Total electricy generated by U.S. nuclear power plants 4,058,209,231 MWh
Amount of uranium used annually by U.S. power plants 71,780 metric tons
Plant with the largest nuclear output: Palo Verde, AZ – 3 Reactors 3,937 megawatts
States with the highest nuclear power generated per year Megawatts Generated Per Year
Illinois 96,190
Pennsylvania 77,828
South Carolina 51,988
New York 32,771
Texas 41,335
North Carolina 40,740
Alabama 37,941
Georgia 33,512
Nuclear Power Plant Accidents and Incidents
Location Date Cause Deaths
Marcoule, France Sept 12, 2011 Explosion 1
Fukushima, Japan March 11, 2011 Tsunami Damage 2
Fukui Prefecture, Japan Aug 9, 2004 Steam Explosion 4
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Sept 30, 1999 Radiation Exposure 2
Chernobyl, Ukranian SSR April 26, 1986 Overheating Meltdown 56 Direct
985,000 Cancer
Jaslovske Bohunice, Czechoslovakia Jan 5, 1976 Fuel Rod Malfunction 2
Idaho Falls, Idaho Jan 3, 1961 Reactor Testing Explosion 3
Total Number of Nuclear Power Plant Deaths 70 Direct
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Nuclear Energy Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 1, 2015

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