National Nuclear Science Week is designed to recognize the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day.

Green_World_Lightbulb_Small_CroppedNational Nuclear Science Week is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Each day will provide for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science.

Nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans…and the world. Consider these facts:

• 18 million nuclear medicine procedures are performed per year among 305 million people in the United States (http://www.world-nuclear.org )

• 104 operating nuclear reactors in the US employ an average of 700 people to operate them in the 31 states that have nuclear power generating plants (http://www.nei.org )

• 20 percent of our nation’s electricity is generated by nuclear power (http://www.nei.org)

• 436 nuclear power plants are operating in 30 countries, supplying 14 percent of the world’s electricity. Fifty-three new nuclear plants are under construction in 14 countries. (http://www.nei.org)

Click here to learn more about National Nuclear Science Week.

Source: National Museum of Nuclear Science & History