The following is a guest post by Matt Crozat, Senior Director, Business Policy at NEI.
Millstone, owned and operated by Dominion Resources, provides almost 60 percent of the electricity consumed in Connecticut, and adds nothing to the region’s air pollution. In fact, it displaces fossil-fired plants, which would pollute.
But its role is felt even more deeply when one considers the economic value the plant generates. There are 1,569 full-time employees at the plant, in Waterford, but the economic activity they create supports an additional 1,691 jobs in the state and beyond.
Each of the nuclear plants in the U.S. has significant economic impacts in their communities. NEI has produced economic benefits reports for Ohio, Illinois and Texas, to name a few. A longer list can be found here.