How many people live near nuclear power plants ?

How many live near nuclear plants in the USA,  from Zeit online

A couple of interesting maps created by Gregor Aisch for Zeit Online. The interactive maps show the number of people living near nuclear power stations. One covering the USA, another for Germany. The idea: to show how many would be affected by a 20km (13 miles) evacuation zone similar to the one around the Fukushima Daiichi plant

Initially the application shows the total population living within this distance of any reactor. Remarkably the figures are 7,7 million for the US, 3.9 million for Germany. Using a slider control you can alter the radius to see the effect of a larger or smaller evacuation area. Clicking on a particular power plant lets you drill down to the figure for that particular location.

Both maps are available in English and German.


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