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Sally Delk struggles to support herself and her three children making minimum wage at a local burger joint.

She's enrolled in a two-year nuclear technology program at the community college. The average wage at the nuclear plant is $80,000 a year.

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Last updated November 02 2009: 3:14 PM ET
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