Map: GE Nuclear Reactors in the US

Map: GE Nuclear Reactors in the US

Could Japan’s nuclear disaster happen here? General Electric, the company that designed the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan, also designed 23 reactors in the US to similar specifications.

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Could Japan’s nuclear disaster happen here? Twenty-three of the 104 nuclear reactors in the US were designed by General Electric—the company that created the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan—to similar specifications. Click on the points on the map above to see the nuclear plants scattered across the US that use very similar boiling-water reactors to the ones currently in partial meltdown in Japan.

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