Interactive Map of Nuclear Reactors and Safety Problems
Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, our experts pour through reams of data related to several issues, including pollution from cars and trucks, grassfed beef and global warming pollution. We’ve just launched a cool project that gives life to some of the data on safety problems at nuclear power plants, including groundwater contamination from tritium leaks.
The Nuclear Power Information Tracker is a fully interactive map showing operating, permanently closed, and proposed nuclear reactors in the continental United States. Moving a cursor over and/or clicking on a reactor will bring up more in-depth information about each reactor, including owner and licensing dates; local population; past and present safety issues; UCS letters to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); and testimony to Congress.
If you have any suggestions for improving the tracker or if you have additional issues you think would be interesting to highlight, leave a comment below.