Interactive Map of Nuclear Reactors

Interactive Map of US Nuclear Reactors

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

The agency has chosen to make public some data regarding the current active nuclear reactors in the United States, and I took the liberty of placing the data on an interactive map. The map includes details for each reactor including approximate location and capacity factor for 2013.

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