What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis happened to Pittsburgh’s closest reactor

30 Mar

Beaver Valley Power Station (Shippingport, Pennsylvania)


  • 2 Operating Nuclear Reactors
  • Pressurized Water Reactor
  • First Operating License Issued 36 years ago
  • Original Operating License Extended to 60 Years
  • Operating at 109.4% of Original Design

Within 10-mile Evacuation Zone:

  • people 143,000 People (2010 Total Population)
  • school 41 Public Schools
  • hospital 5 Hospitals

Within 50-mile Potential Contamination Zone:

  • people 3,250,000 People (2010 Total Population)
  • school 981 Public Schools
  • hospital 101 Hospitals

Scary, huh.  All of this info came from the Nuclear Fallout Map created by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

You can go to the site and take action.

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