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Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

- Mary Helen MillerCorrespondent, Staff writer

Part of the nuclear power plant at Forsmark, Sweden, is seen in this Oct. 23, 2006 file photo. (Fredrik Sandberg/AP/File)

5. Sweden – 42 percent

With nuclear power generating 42 percent of its electricity, Sweden has shifted its position on nuclear power. Three decades after banning the construction of new nuclear plants, it repealed the policy this past June. Now, Sweden is expected to replace its 10 reactors by building new ones in existing plants. Still, the nation’s can’t have more than 10 sites and the government won’t approve new sites for nuclear plants.

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