According to the world Nuclear Association, the U.S. is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30 percent of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. In 2018, U.S. reactors produced about 19.3 percent of total electrical output. It has been 30 years since new reactors were built, but two new units are expected to come online in 2019 and 2020 in Georgia. The U.S. has 98 operating nuclear power reactors in 30 states, operated by 30 power companies. The average U.S. nuclear power plant is about 38 years old.
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Many years ago, the United States government started a project aimed at proving that nuclear waste can be safely left underground. The government approved plans to set up a processing center, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, in the New Mexico desert. The plant received its first shipment of radioactive waste in March of 1999. Twenty years later, workers have stored more than 12,380 shipments of waste in the plant’s underground salt caverns.
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