Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

3. Belgium – 54 percent

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    Belgium's nuclear power plant of Tihange near Huy is seen through a cemetery on April 24, 2009. In 2009, the Belgian government decided to delay phasing out nuclear power by 10 years until 2025.
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Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors generate 54 percent of its electricity. Belgium had planned to start phasing out its nuclear power program by 2015, but in 2009, the government committed to keep nuclear power plants open for another decade until 2025. Its leading nuclear power producer, Electrabel, pledged in 2009 to devote $740 million to renewable energy sources.

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