The Renaissance of Nuclear Energy Includes Jobs

This morning the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) released a new white paper, “Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance.”

Hosted by CASEnergy’s co-chair, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (with Gov. Engler, right), the event at the National Press Club highlighted the potential jobs creation that will result from a nuclear renaissance. As the news release summarizes:  

  • Each nuclear plant provides 400 to 700 high-paying jobs.
  • Depending on construction methods, each new reactor could require as many as 4,000 workers per project at peak periods.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for nuclear engineers is $82,900 — approximately $8,000 more than all other engineering disciplines except petroleum engineering.
  • Each of the country’s 104 reactors generates an estimated $430 million a year in total output for the local community, and nearly $40 million per year in total labor income.

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Remarks by the speakers (.mp3 files):

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