This map layer shows the locations of nuclear power plants and research reactors against the background of the country-specific risk of danger to the population through natural hazards in 2017. There are five categories of risk of natural catastrophes.

Example of how to read the map:

In Mexico, there is one nuclear power plant/research reactor and a moderate risk of natural disasters (index value of 6.25).


  • Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft

    Since 2005, the organization is an alliance of Brot für die Welt, medico international, Misereor, terre des hommes and Welthungerhilfe intended to make aid available in a coordinated manner in times of crisis and disasters. Its mission is to foster positive development in the countries concerned. Since 2011, they have published the WeltRisikoBericht ('WorldRiskReport') on an annual basis. This report contains the WeltRisikoIndex ('WorldRiskIndex') that, with the help of indicators, calculates the risk of natural catastrophes and the ability of societies to manage these.

  • IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

    The IAEA was founded in 1957 and is connected with the United Nations by various treaties. Its mandate is to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies. The use of atomic energy worldwide is not perceived to be critical. The IAEA is the monitoring organization for the compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and is mandated to check on the ground whether the nuclear programmes pursued in all signatory countries are exclusively peaceful in nature. The annual Nuclear Safety Review publishes the global state-of-art of all nuclear power stations that are operating, pausing, switched off, planned or being decommissioned and their current status. The database PRIS (Power Reactor Information System) was used as a source for the number of reactors that supply electricity; the database RRDB (Research Reactor Data Base) was used as a source for the number of research reactors. Both are databases set up by the IAEA.


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