Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

1. France – 75 percent

R. Norman Matheny / Staff / File
St. Laurent Nuclear Power Plant is shown on the Loire River in France. The two reactors opened in 1983.

France derives the highest percent of its electricity from nuclear power in the world, and it is also the No. 1 exporter of electricity. France sends about 18 percent of its total electricity production to Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Britain, and Gremany, and makes more than $4 billion doing so each year.

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