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Since before the turn of the twentieth century, the process of generating electricity has involved the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas). For over four decades, however, a non-fossil fuel, uranium, also has been used to produce electricity. The first U.S. nuclear power plant went into commercial operation in 1957 at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. Since then, the use of nuclear-generated electricity has grown substantially in the United States.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-06-25 14:21:20
Description Since before the turn of the twentieth century, the process of generating electricity has involved the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas). For over four decades, however, a non-fossil fuel, uranium, also has been used to produce electricity. The first U.S. nuclear power plant went into commercial operation in 1957 at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. Since then, the use of nuclear-generated electricity has grown substantially in the United States.
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Source United States Department of Energy
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Date Of Record Creation 2008-06-25 14:14:31
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Date Last Modified 2011-03-16 16:29:59
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-03-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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