Compiled Information about U.S. Reactors
The data file available here lists U.S. nuclear power plants, how many people live within 50 miles, and earthquake hazard data compiled by MSNBC.com.
The excel file below could prove useful for any advocates working to generate talking points about U.S. reactors near their communities.
Each field heading contains a hyperlink to the source of the information.
Here is a detailed explanation of what the field headings mean:
- Plant Name – The official name of the power plant.
- Location and Nearest Major City – The general location of the power plant, and the nearest major city.
- Number of People Living within 50 Miles — The number of people living within 50 miles of the power plant, based on the 2000 U.S. Census.
- Earthquake Risk Ranking […] — MSNBC obtained earthquake hazard ratings for each nuclear reactor from the NRC. It is based on a 2008 reassessment of earthquake hazard by the U.S. Geological Survey, and an NRC assessment of the physical characteristics at each plant, including what type of ground the plants are built on and the design of the infrastructure. MSNBC then ranked all 104 reactors nationwide in terms of exposure to hazard. 1 = most exposed to hazard and 104 = least exposed. The MSNBC story available through the link explains the research in more detail.
- Odds of an Earthquake […] — This data represents the odds of an earthquake happening at a given plant site that could damage one or more of the reactor cores on site in any given year. It is based on a 2008 reassessment of earthquake hazard by the U.S. Geological Survey, and an NRC assessment of the physical characteristics at each plant.
- Number of Reactors — the number of individual reactors at a given power plant site.
- Reactor Types — the type or types of reactors at a given power plant site, with the kind that are the same as the stricken reactors at Fukushima Daiichi labeled.
- Owner — the company that owns the license to operate the power plant