Saturday, March 26, 2011

In Texas We Have 4 Nukes

A few nights ago Lawrence O’Donnell, on his MSNBC news and commentary show, The Last Word, cited an interesting statistic. Most people in America live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant. Politifact got out a map, a census, and a calculator and verified O’Donnell’s claim.

So then, having absolutely no idea how close I live to a nuke I had to look.

Texas has 4 nuclear power plants.

Two of them are near Fort Worth, a far piece from Fort Bend County. And the other two are near Bay City.

Bay City is in neighboring Matagorda County.

50 miles away from me?




Marsha said...


Isn't Bay City on the Gulf Coast sorta like the Japanese plants are located near the Atlantic Ocean ?

Marsha said...

OOPS, wrong ocean.