Did you know:
- There are currently 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states (count Indiana among the other 19)
- Nuclear provides about 20% of the nation’s electricity
- No new nuclear facilities have been built for decades due to environmental opposition and regulatory uncertainty
Minnesota has banned all new nuclear plants, and 12 other states have put various restrictions on any potential construction.
Some states, and a number of other countries, have demonstrated that nuclear can be a safe and valuable contributor to the energy mix. A strong energy policy that promotes a serious look at nuclear as part of the solution would be a welcome addition.