23 Apr '11, 12am

Tens of millions live in nuclear 'danger zone'

PARIS - SOME 90 million people worldwide live within 30km of a nuclear reactor, equivalent to the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima plant, a study released on Friday shows. The United States alone has nearly 16 million people within this range, followed by more than nine million each in China, Germany and Pakistan, and five to six million in India, Taiwan and France. When the radius is expanded to 75km, the number of people potentially at risk in case of a nuclear accident jumps to nearly half a billion, according to the analysis published by Nature. More than 110 million are in the United States, with 73 million in China, 57 million in India, 39 and 33 million in Germany and Japan, respectively. Looked at another way, more than a third of Americans live within 75km of a nuclear power plant, and nearly half of all Germans. Population concentration near a rea...

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