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.
Fact Sheet: Economic impact of U.S. nuclear plants
- Executive Summary: CASEnergy white paper “Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance “
Download the full report: “Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance”
- View signatories: Full list of supporters in a foreword to the white paper
Remarks by the speakers (.mp3 files):
- Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE).
- NAM President John Engler.
- Mark Ayers, president, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.
- Gilbert J. Brown, Ph.D., professor and coordinator, Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
- Lisa Stiles, project manager, Strategic Staffing and Knowledge Management, Dominion Nuclear.
- Michael Kurzeja, vice president, North American Young Generation in Nuclear.
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