Chernobyl in Australia

What if the Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened in Australia?

This map shows the nuclear fallout zones following the 1986 Chernobyl accident  applied to proposed nuclear power sites in Australia. Select a location and a wind direction then click on the marker for information on resettlement and radiological control zones.

The sites listed in the map are potential nuclear power sites in Australia, as discussed in a 2007 report by The Australia Institute: Andrew Macintosh, 2007, “Siting Nuclear Power Plants in Australia Where would they go?”, Web Paper No. 40.

For more information about how this information was sourced, see

Thanks to Carlos Mali for his work on the interactive map.

See also the ‘Nuke It’ interactive map which allows you to choose a location, wind direction and weapon type to see the devastation caused by nuclear weapons: