There are 23 nuclear plants vulnerable to tsunamis
According to a study published in the journal Natural Hazards 74 reactors in 23 nuclear plants are in “potential danger” in case of Tsunami, since they are located near areas where these phenomena can be generated. The current study indicates that all 74 reactors are active, some are under construction and others are off.
The areas considered most at risk to suffer Tsunami waves are: north west coast of the Americas, the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal, the north coast of Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.
The good news is that apparently Latin America does not have to worry about losing a reactor before a tsunami, but the bad news is that as long as rising production technology that consume electricity, be it HDTV, Smartphone, refrigerators, etc.., Nuclear plants construction will continue to meet energy demand or worse, continue burning coal to generate electricity.
Link: 23 Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Tsunami (Clean Technica)Tags: Natural Hazards, nuclear plant, nuclear reactor, Tsunami