U.S. Nuclear Accident Evacuation Zone Only 10 Miles vs 50 Miles in Japan

U.S. Nuclear Accident Evacuation Zone Only 10 Miles vs 50 Miles in Japan

U.S. Nuclear Accident Evacuation Zone Only 10 Miles vs 50 Miles in Japan

Do you live within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor? One third of Americans do. Property contaminated by nuclear materials is not covered by insurance, so if your house is affected, you could be displaced permanently and lose everything.  Use the tool below to find out if you are within an evacuation zone and are at risk.  Also notice the number of people who would have to be evacuated if there was an accident at the plant closest to you. Do you really think that is possible? We don’t.

The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and the continuing crisis at Fukushima — both Level 7 nuclear disasters —  are clear reminders that standard evacuation zones cannot protect the public from a nuclear accident. Current NRC regulations stipulate a 10 mile evacuation zone around nuclear plants. This is clearly insufficient and 50 miles has been recommended.

Read the Full Story at Physicians for Social Responsibility

Cooling towers from the Limerick Generating Station

In the US there is a 10 Mile Evacuation Zone even though NRC recommends 50 miles

There are eight different nuclear power plants in and around the Delaware Valley, but the NBC10 Investigators discovered if something goes wrong, evacuation plans are limited. Investigative reporter Mitch Blacher found those emergency plans vary throughout the region.

Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Limited-Emergency-Evacuation-Plans-for-Areas-Near-Nuclear-Plants_Philadelphia-313011321.html#ixzz3g07EWZ00

Nuclear Fallout Map – Lookup Tool

There are 104 nuclear reactors in the United States. If one of them lost both primary and backup power for even a matter of hours, it could lead to a meltdown and an airborne radioactive plume.

See what could have happened if a reactor in your area had a severe nuclear accident on March 11, 2011 Check out the NRDC tool HERE

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