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European territories dominate the list of the top ten producers of nuclear electricity. In 2005, Sweden was in top place, and France second position, in terms of power generated per person living there. Of the thirty territories that do generate nuclear electricity, seventeen are located in Europe. Major non-European nuclear electricity producers include the United States, Japan, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Korea. Only 15% of all territories produce nuclear power. No nuclear power is generated in any territories in Central Africa, Northern Africa and Asia Pacific. The yellow island that is visible in the Pacific is New Caledonia, which is part of France.

"And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream." Homer Simpson, 1990

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide nuclear electricity production that occurs there.


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