On Feb. 9, Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) won approval to build two reactors near Augusta, Georgia. The first company was the first to receive NRC construction permits since 1978.

Other ETFs that follow global nuclear providers include:

  • PowerShares Global Nuclear Energy portfolio (NYSEArca: PKN): up 9.0% year-to-date
  • iShares S&P Global Nuclear Energy (NYSEArca: NUCL): up 7.7% year-to-date

Market Vectors Nuclear Energy

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Max Chen contributed to this article.