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State & Local Policies Supporting Nuclear Energy

Twenty-one states have endorsed legislation, regulations or resolutions supporting nuclear energy and the expansion of nuclear power. A summary of the state policies that support nuclear energy can be found in the following paper: State Legislation and Regulations Supporting Nuclear Energy.

Nuclear Energy in Your State

There are 100 nuclear power plants operating in 31 states. For information on nuclear energy in your state, see NEI’s state fact sheetsThese fact sheets show how nuclear power plants contribute to your community's well-being.

How Nuclear Plants Contribute Economically

NEI has conducted economic benefits studies analyzing more than half of the nuclear energy facilities in the country. The studies show that the typical nuclear plant generates approximately $470 million in sales of goods and services in the local community and nearly $40 million in total labor income.