When nuclear disaster strikes

If any of Minnesota’s nuclear plants had a disaster today, people living in a 10 mile radius of the plant would be evacuated. That’s according to current U.S. emergency-response plans. But when disaster struck at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended that American within 50 miles of the disaster evacuate. So far high levels of radiation have been detected 25 miles away from the plant. The Wall Street Journal has compared the two evacuation approaches. Here’s what they look like in Minnesota.

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Do you live near one of Minnesota’s nuclear plants? What would you do if disaster struck the closest one to your home or office?

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