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Nuclear energy provides nearly 20 percent of the county's electricity

It’s also the No. 1 source of emission-free electricity because it doesn’t produce greenhouse gases.

Nuclear energy

Nuclear engineers are in high demand

The construction of new nuclear power plants, the continued license renewal for existing reactors and the retirement of much of existing work force have prompted an unprecedented recruitment effort throughout the nuclear industry.

Dominion nuclear power plant

Dominion's nuclear stations provide about a third of Virginia's power

With headquarters in Richmond, Va., the company serves as a leader in providing safe, reliable nuclear-generated electricity.

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VCU offers the most comprehensive nuclear engineering program in the state

Virginia Commonwealth University, in partnership with Dominion and with funding from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Virginia Commonwealth University | School of Engineering | Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
401 West Main Street | Room E3221 | P.O. Box 843015 | Richmond, Virginia 23284-3015
Phone: (804) 828-9117 | Fax: (804) 827-7030 | E-mail: mechanicalengr@vcu.edu
Updated: 12/10/2010