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Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians
Questions regarding the safety of nuclear power, the environmental effects of nuclear plants, and the safe disposal of radioactive waste have been of public concern since the occurrence of major accidents at the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima Daiichi plants. Nevertheless, the Nuclear Energy Institute reports that approximately 68 percent of Americans surveyed in 2013 support the use of nuclear energy, and 73 percent believe electric utilities should begin preparing now for erecting new nuclear power plants in the next ten years. The survey found that Americans associate nuclear energy with clean energy.