Worldwide, there are upwards of 450 civil nuclear reactors, 250-plus research reactors, a hundred or so nuclear ships and thousands of nuclear warheads. Including those all in this thread may be mixing some apples and oranges. For the group, what would worldwide contamination look like after a Black Swan (global pandemic, EMP, etc.)? Is it survivable? How does it change what one may do to survive and endure? I would expect the PTB in the US and Western Europe to work through the Black Swan to some degree to achieve cold shutdown, but that means secure convoys carrying diesel or other power and manning with life support (food, water and security) to all of the reactors being shut down. China or Russia might not do as well as the West, or they may do much better. Clearly, location of long-term settlement is the starting point for having the best chance at this. (The Mat-Su Valley may be calling me back again). Anyway, I don't know what I don't know and there is a tremendous amount of knowledge on the members here, so have at it. Thanks.