Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Can a Fukushima Like Nuclear Accident Happen in the United States?

Yesterday I told you about free nuclear facility, seismic hazard and earthquake shapefiles. I've added a spreadsheet showing the names, locations and type of facilities that are included in the shapefile. These include Power Plant, Fuel Cycle Licensee, Material Licensee, Site Decommissioning, Uranium Mill Site, High Level Waste, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation.

Download the nuclear facility spreadsheet and shapefiles here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Free U.S. Seismic Hazard, Historical Earthquakes and Nuclear Reactor Power Plant ArcGIS Shapefiles

These ArcGIS shapefiles are derived from U.S. Government data sources. Layered together they show the proximity of nuclear reactors in the United States with historical earthquakes. They also show proximity to seismic hazard zones. Each shapefile set includes detailed source and data information in a metadata file.

I have provided some sample maps. I created these with Maptitude GIS. If you are new to GIS, check out our Learn2Map GIS Tutorial and Atlas, learn more and download a free GIS program that you can use to make your own maps with these shapefiles.

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Nuclear Facilities and Seismic Hazard Zones

historical earthquakes in the U.S.

Nuclear Facilities and Historical U.S. Earthquakes

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Nuclear Reactors in the United States

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U.S. Seismic Hazard Zones

Download U.S. Nuclear Reactor, Historical Earthquakes and Seismic Hazard Shapefiles