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Nuclear Power Plant Statistics

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Nuclear Power Plant StatisticsData
Total number of civil nuclear power reactors in the world435
Number of new nuclear power reactors under construction71
Percent of U.S. electric use generated from nuclear power plants19 %
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 reactors99
Number of states with nuclear power plants30
Total electricy generated by U.S. nuclear power plants4,058,209,231 MWh
Amount of uranium used annually by U.S. power plants71,780 metric tons
Plant with the largest nuclear output: Palo Verde, AZ – 3 Reactors3,937 megawatts
States with the highest nuclear power generated per yearMegawatts Generated Per Year
Illinois96,190
Pennsylvania77,828
South Carolina51,988
New York32,771
Texas41,335
North Carolina40,740
Alabama37,941
Georgia33,512
Nuclear Power Plant Accidents and Incidents
LocationDateCauseDeaths
Marcoule, FranceSept 12, 2011Explosion1
Fukushima, JapanMarch 11, 2011Tsunami Damage2
Fukui Prefecture, JapanAug 9, 2004Steam Explosion4
Ibaraki Prefecture, JapanSept 30, 1999Radiation Exposure2
Chernobyl, Ukranian SSRApril 26, 1986Overheating Meltdown56 Direct
985,000 Cancer
Jaslovske Bohunice, CzechoslovakiaJan 5, 1976Fuel Rod Malfunction2
Idaho Falls, IdahoJan 3, 1961Reactor Testing Explosion3
Total Number of Nuclear Power Plant Deaths70 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: September 22, 2017

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