Emergency Planning for Nuclear Disasters

If a nuclear power accident occurs in the U.S., are we ready?

Published Dec 1, 2011 Updated Dec 2, 2011


One hundred and twenty million Americans live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant. Fortunately, a serious accident at one of these plants is highly unlikely. But as we saw at Fukushima, sometimes the unlikely is what happens, and we must be prepared to respond when it does.

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