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American states that run on nuclear power

Last updated on: February 23, 2012 17:23 IST

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While there are growing calls to reduce dependence on nuclear power, some states in the United States are still reliant on it.

Let's take a look at states that are dependent on nuclear power, according to Business Insider.

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1. Mississippi

Emission-free power from nuclear: 100 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 1

Electricity generated by nuclear: 18 per cent

Energy price per capita: 10.5 cents (27th highest)

Population: 3.0 million

Density rank: 32nd

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Image: 18 per cent of Mississippi's electricity is nuclear generated.
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2. New Jersey

Emission-free power from nuclear: 100 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 3

Electricity generated by nuclear: 50 per cent

Energy price per capita: 16.1 cents (7th highest)

Population: 8.8 million

Density rank: 1st

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Image: Fifty per cent of New Jersey's electricity is nuclear generated.
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3. Virginia

Emission-free power from nuclear: 100 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 2

Electricity generated by nuclear: 36 per cent

Energy price per capita: 10.9 cents (25th highest)

Population: 8.1 million

Density Rank: 14th

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Image: Virginia's 36 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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4. Florida

Emission-free power from nuclear: 99 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 3

Electricity generated by nuclear: 11 per cent

Energy price per capita: 11.7 cents (21st highest)

Population: 19.1 million

Density Rank: 8th

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Image: Florida's 11 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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5. Michigan

Emission-free power from nuclear: 98 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 3

Electricity generated by nuclear: 26 per cent

Energy price per capita: 12.8 cents (16th highest)

Population: 9.9 million

Density Rank: 17th

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Image: Michigan's 26 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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6. Connecticut

Emission-free power from nuclear: 97 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 1

Electricity generated by nuclear: 50 per cent

Energy price per capita: 18.5 cents (2nd highest)

Population: 3.6 million

Density Rank: 4th

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Image: Connecticut's 50 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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7. Ohio

Emission-free power from nuclear: 97 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 2

Electricity generated by nuclear: 11 per cent

Energy price per capita: 11.7 cents (20th highest)

Population: 11.5 million

Density Rank: 10th

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Image: Ohio's 11 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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8. South Carolina

Emission-free power from nuclear: 97 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 4

Electricity generated by nuclear: 50 per cent

Energy price per capita: 11.5 cents (22nd highest)

Population: 4.7 million

Density Rank: 19th

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Image: South Carolina's 50 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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9. Illinois

Emission-free power from nuclear: 95 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 6

Electricity generated by nuclear: 48 per cent

Energy price per capita: 12.4 cents (17th highest)

Population: 12.9 million

Density Rank: 12th

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Image: Illinois' 48 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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10. Pennsylvania

Emission-free power from nuclear: 95 per cent

Number of nuclear power plants: 5

Electricity generated by nuclear: 34 per cent

Energy price per capita: 13.6 cents (12th highest)

Population: 12.7 million

Density Rank: 9th

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Image: Pennsylvania's 34 per cent electricity is generated by nuclear power.
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