23 Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Tsunamis

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nuclear danger high risk areas tsunamisIt’s a nightmare scenario: 74 reactors at 23 nuclear power plants are in “potentially dangerous” areas for large tsunamis, according to a study published in the journal Natural Hazards.

The study outlines 23 nuclear power plants with 74 reactors in high-risk areas. Not all of the reactors are active; some reactors are under construction or shutdown.

Areas considered at risk for tsunamis are the western coast of the North American continent, the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic Coast, the North African Coast, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia, as reported in Science Daily.

Researchers based large scale tsunami risk factors on archaeological and geographical records.

Source: Science Daily
Image: nuclear danger via Shutterstock 

 


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