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MAN-MADE HAZARD RISK (NUCLEAR)


This report shows how close your favorite retirement city is to any of the more than 60 nuclear power generating stations in the U.S. (see map).

A true assessment of the total risk of living near one of these stations should also include a city's natural hazards risk.

Of our 99 top retirement cities, Kailua, Hawaii is the least likely to be affected by a disastrous event at a U.S. nuclear power plant.





Nuclear Power Stations 2015
         
  Distance     GPTR
City/Town (miles) Station Name Reactors Rank
Kailua, HI 2,430 Diablo Canyon (2) 1
Casper, WY 670 Columbia (1) 2
Fort Collins, CO 660 Palo Verde (3) 3
Boulder, CO 620 Palo Verde (3) 4
Colorado Springs, CO 580 Palo Verde (3) 5
Vail, CO 560 Palo Verde (3) 6
Aspen, CO 510 Palo Verde (3) 7
Park City, UT 500 Palo Verde (3) 8
Provo, UT 470 Palo Verde (3) 9
Santa Fe, NM 425 Palo Verde (3) 10
Pocatello, ID 415 Columbia (1) 11
Durango, CO 380 Palo Verde (3) 12
Great Falls, MT 360 Columbia (1) 13
Medford, OR 360 Columbia (1) 13
Las Cruces, NM 360 Palo Verde (3) 13
Coos Bay, OR 350 Columbia (1) 16
Reno, NV 300 Diablo Canyon (2) 17
South Lake Tahoe, CA 250 Diablo Canyon (2) 18
St George, UT 250 Palo Verde (3) 18
Bigfork, MT 245 Columbia (1) 20
Boise, ID 245 Columbia (1) 20
Missoula, MT 230 Columbia (1) 22
Palm Springs, CA 230 Palo Verde (3) 23
Bellingham, WA 220 Columbia (1) 24
Napa, CA 220 Diablo Canyon (2) 25
Newport Beach, CA 220 Diablo Canyon (2) 25
Bend, OR 215 Columbia (1) 27
Henderson, NV 215 Palo Verde (3) 28
Port Townsend, WA 210 Columbia (1) 29
Vancouver, WA 200 Columbia (1) 30
Bishop, CA 195 Diablo Canyon (2) 31
Olympia, WA 190 Columbia (1) 32
Gainesville, FL 190 Saint Lucie (2) 33
Fargo, ND 180 Monticello (1) 34
Burlington, VT 170 Fitzpatrick (1) 35
Half Moon Bay, CA 170 Diablo Canyon (2) 36
Gulf Shores, AL 165 Farley (2) 37
Bloomington, IN 150 Clinton (1) 38
Clarksville, TN 150 Watts Bar (2) 39
Sarasota, FL 150 Saint Lucie (2) 39
Tyler, TX 145 Comanche Peak (2) 41
Springfield, MO 135 Arkansas Nuclear (2) 42
San Marcos, TX 130 South Texas (2) 43
Lake Placid, NY 130 Nine Mile Point (2) 44
130 Fitzpatrick (1)  
Bowling Green, KY 125 Watts Bar (2) 45
Georgetown, TX 125 Comanche Peak (2) 45
Newnan, GA 125 Sequoyah (2) 45
Coeur d'Alene, ID 120 Columbia (1) 48
Key West, FL 115 Turkey Point (2) 49
         
         
         
  Distance     GPTR
City/Town (miles) Station Name Reactors Rank
Sedona, AZ 115 Palo Verde (3) 50
Monterey, CA 105 Diablo Canyon (2) 51
Marietta, OH 105 Beaver Valley (2) 51
Wenatchee, WA 85 Columbia (1) 53
Winter Haven, FL 100 Saint Lucie (2) 54
Naples, FL 100 Turkey Point (2) 54
Valdosta, GA 95 Hatch (2) 56
The Woodlands, TX 85 South Texas (2) 57
Fayetteville, AR 80 Arkansas Nuclear (2) 58
Hilton Head, SC 80 Vogtle (2) 58
Portland, ME 60 Seabrook (1) 60
Prescott, AZ 80 Palo Verde (3) 61
Chapel Hill, NC 50 Shearon-Harris (1) 62
Champaign, IL 40 Clinton (1) 63
Oak Ridge, TN 60 Watts Bar (2) 64
Lynchburg, VA 75 North Anna (2) 65
Galveston, TX 75 South Texas (2) 65
Boone, NC 65 McGuire (2) 67
Fond du Lac, WI 65 Point Beach (2) 67
Kingston, NY 60 Indian Point (2) 69
Melbourne, FL 55 Saint Lucie (2) 70
Concord, NH 40 Seabrook (1) 71
90 Pilgrim (1)  
Ann Arbor, MI 30 Fermi (1) 72
70 Davis-Besse (1)  
Provincetown, MA 30 Pilgrim (1) 72
70 Seabrook (1)  
Greenville, SC 75 Summer (1) 74
90 Catawba (2)  
100 McGuire (2)  
Chandler, AZ 65 Palo Verde (3) 75
Paradise Valley, AZ 60 Palo Verde (3) 76
Athens, GA 60 Oconee (3) 76
Hot Springs Village, AR 50 Arkansas Nuclear (2) 78
Rochester, MN 40 Prairie Island (2) 79
Middleton, WI 70 Byron (2) 80
95 Quad Cities (2)  
Cambridge, MA 30 Pilgrim (1) 81
40 Seabrook (1)  
Yarmouth, MA 30 Pilgrim (1) 82
90 Seabrook (1)  
100 Millstone (2)  
Iowa City, IA 35 Duane Arnold (1) 83
65 Quad Cities (2)  
Green Bay, WI 25 Point Beach (2) 84
San Luis Obispo, CA 12 Diablo Canyon (2) 85
Carolina Beach, NC 10 Brunswick (2) 86
Boca Raton, FL 55 Turkey Point (2) 87
65 Saint Lucie (2)  
Pinehurst, NC 65 Robinson (1) 88
70 Shearon-Harris (1)  
80 Catawba (2)  
80 McGuire (2)  
Southampton, NY 35 Millstone (2) 89
85 Indian Point (2)  
Stamford, CT 25 Indian Point (2) 90
80 Millstone (2)  
Newport, RI 40 Millstone (2) 91
45 Pilgrim (1)  
100 Seabrook (1)  
Gatlinburg, TN 70 Oconee (3) 92
75 Watts Bar (2)  
95 Sequoyah (2)  
Williamsburg, VA 10 Surry (2) 93
90 North Anna (2)  
95 Calvert Cliffs (2)  
Ocean City, NJ 30 Oyster Creek (1) 94
50 Hope Creek (1)  
50 Salem (2)  
95 Peach Bottom (2)  
Charlotte, NC 20 McGuire (2) 95
  40 Catawba (2)  
  70 Robinson (1)  
Hanover, PA 30 Three Mile Island (1) 96
40 Peach Bottom (2)  
80 Salem (2)  
80 Limerick (2)  
90 Hope Creek (1)  
90 Susquehanna (2)  
Columbia, SC 25 Summer (1) 97
50 Catawba (2)  
60 Robinson (1)  
60 Vogtle (2)  
100 McGuire (2)  
Annapolis, MD 35 Calvert Cliffs (2) 98
55 Peach Bottom (2)  
70 Salem (2)  
75 Hope Creek (1)  
80 Three Mile Island (1)  
100 Limerick (2)  
Princeton, NJ 45 Limerick (2) 99
50 Oyster Creek (1)  
60 Indian Point (2)  
60 Hope Creek (1)  
70 Salem (2)  
90 Peach Bottom (2)  
Naperville, IL 35 Braidwood (2) 100
40 Dresden (2)  
55 LaSalle (2)  
60 Byron (2)  
95 D.C. Cook (2)  
100 Palisades (1)  
Distances are approximate.





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