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Nuclear Reactor Operators and Technicians

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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 69 percent of Americans surveyed in 2015 support the use of nuclear energy, and 80 percent believe nuclear power is an important source of future energy.

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