March 18, 2011 / 3:51 PM / in 8 years

GRAPHIC-New York's Indian Point reactor evacuation region

NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - New data shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York City was the nation’s most vulnerable to an earthquake.

That has stirred concerns about protecting the city’s eight million residents in the event of a disaster.

The plant sits about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of New York City, inside a 50-mile radius that U.S. authorities have recommended be evacuated around the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. [ID:nN17237229] ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ New York's Indian Point reactor: Affected areas within potential evacuation radii. r.reuters.com/hed68r ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (Reporting by Matt Daily)

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