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One third of the population of the entire island would have to flee forever if there was a meltdown at the Wylfa Nuclear Power Station on Anglesey off the Welsh coast.
It has been revealed that if an easterly wind was blowing, huge swathes of the country would be left uninhabitable by deadly fallout.
The implications for Ireland in the event of a nuclear catastrophe across the water have been highlighted in a series of fallout maps.
The charts show that an accident at the nuclear reactor, which is just 60 miles across the Irish Sea Irish Sea, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.40,000 sq mi (103,600 sq km), 130 mi (209 km) long and up to c.140 mi (230 km) wide, lying between Ireland and Great Britain. It is connected with the Atlantic by the North Channel and (on the south) by St. George's Channel. , could result in large parts of central and southern Ireland being badly contaminated.
Among the counties worst affected would be Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim and Cavan - which were shown to be areas of rapid population growth in the latest Census. The maps were drawn up by applying the fallout patterns from the Chernobyl explosion 20 years ago and adapting them to a similar disaster at Wylfa.
The All Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities Forum (NFLA NFLA Nederlandse Federatie voor Luchtvaart Archeologie (Dutch Federation for Aviation Archaeology) ), which is organising a seminar on the danger at the end of the month, said the maps are accepted by the UN.
The NFLA believes the fallout area could cover the length of Ireland. And international nuclear safety expert, Dr Gordon Thompson, said an earthquake could cause a safety breach.
He added: "The Chernobyl pattern of deposition has the virtue of being a real case - the only one of its kind.
"It can be instructive to present this case as the Irish Forum is doing. A seismic event is a potential initiator."
The NFLA has been campaigning against the British Government developing new nuclear reactors.
NFLA chairman and Louth County Councillor Michael O'Dowd said: "The British Government does not need to build new nuclear power stations This is a list of major nuclear power plants in all countries in the world.
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"Radiation does not respect international boundaries and a new nuclear programme in the UK would pose unacceptable risks to the people of the Republic of Ireland."
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DANGER: Wylfa nuclear station in Wales