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Coal-to-Nuclear Transitions: An Information Guide

The U.S. Department of Energy has released an information guide for communities considering replacing their retired or retiring coal power plants with nuclear power plants. The guide is based on a technical study that found transitioning from a coal plant to a nuclear one would increase local employment opportunities, create additional higher paying jobs, and spur increased revenues and economic activity in the host community. It also found that, with planning and support for training, most workers at an existing coal plant should be able to transition to work at a replacement nuclear plant.

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