US Nuclear Evacuation Area Map

The German site Zeit Online posted a map in which you can compare the evacuation around Japan's Fukushima power plant to the populations around nuclear plants in the US and Canada. You can adjust the area of evacuation with a slider. Zoom in on a red dot, and see the stats. For example, 37,513 people live within 18 miles of the Callaway (Missouri) pressurized-water reactor nuclear plant, shown in this screenshot. The same type of evacuation would affect over a million people near the Indian Point plant in New York. However, Japan is beginning to evacuate some areas beyond the 30km (18 mile) radius. Link -via Metafilter

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They may include a few Canadian nuclear reactors along the border - but they only include American residents in the calculation of how many people live within a certain radius of these reactors.

So it doesn't reveal how many people live near these reactors, only how many Americans live near them.
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