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Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

- Mary Helen MillerCorrespondent, Staff writer

A man and his son sell cucumbers on September 26, 2010 in the vicinity of the Metzamor nuclear power station outside Yerevan. T (Getty Images/Newscom/File )

9. Armenia – 39.4 percent

It only has one reactor, but it provides almost 40 percent of Armenia’s electric power. It’s one of two reactors built more than three decades ago using Soviet technology. But after a large 1988 earthquake in its northwestern region, the government shut down both reactors. In 1995, amid a deep recession, one reactor was restarted and has been operating every since.


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