Interactive Map: The Real Seismic Threat to Our Nation's Nuclear Power Plants

This great interactive map from Climate Central lets you see the specific seismic threat to all 104 of the country's active nuclear reactors.

After we heard that local utilities in Virginia were shutting down the local nuclear power plant in the wake of the earthquake that shook the East Coast today, we pulled this map from our archives to see which other plants might be in harm's way. —The Editors, August 23, 2011

Last week, we posted a link to a map mashup of nuclear reactor sites and the USGS-described "seismic hazard zones" in the United States. Climate Central dug a little deeper into the data, and created a really interesting interactive map that further explores the earthquake risk to America's nuclear power plants.

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