AP IMPACT: Populations around US nuke plants soar
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more difficult to evacuate. Yet government and industry have paid little heed, even as plants are running at higher power and posing more danger in the event of an accident, an Associated Press investigation has found.
But some estimates of evacuation times have not been updated in decades, even as the population has increased more than ever imagined. Emergency plans would direct residents to flee on antiquated, two-lane roads that clog hopelessly at rush hour Why is it that Delaware Legislators will not demand public hearings on the Emergency Evacuation Plan
even as the population has increased more than ever imagined. ....
40,000 Delawareans live in the 10 mile radius from the plant.