How Much Electricity Does My State Generate From Nuclear?

Stay tuned for tonight’s film Nuclear Aftershocks. Check your local listings here or watch it online, starting tonight.

The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant put nuclear energy at the forefront of national conversations around the world. The U.S. is no exception: We have 104 reactors and get about 20 percent of our electricity from nuclear.

Tonight, FRONTLINE airs Nuclear Aftershocks, which examines the implications of the Fukushima accident for U.S. nuclear safety, and asks how the disaster will affect the future of nuclear energy around the world. (Watch a preview of the film, which Boing Boing described as “brilliant.”)

In advance of the film, we wanted to understand how heavily each state relies on electricity generated from nuclear. Roll over each state to learn more.

We’ll have much more up on the website tonight, including more on the locations and safety records of each plant, a look at how the Fukushima disaster changed other countries’ energy policies, and of course, you’ll be able to watch the full film.

(Data source: “State Energy Facts”, Nuclear Energy Institute, 2010).

No Nuclear Plants   •Less Than 10%   •Between 10% and 20%
Between 20% and 30%   •Between 30% and 40%   •Between 40% and 50%
More than 50%
Photo: The Indian Point Energy Center in New York.
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