The population data, arranged in radial sectors around Koeberg NPS, is presented in various tables and figures. For the purpose of the EIR extracts are given. Table 11-22 shows the population figures in radial bands in the 22.5 degree radial grid. Table 11-2 presents total population within each 5 km distance band up to 50 km for the 22.5 degree radial grid. Since the 22.5 degree radial grid is important for emergency planning purposes the cumulative population data up to 50 km is presented in Table 11-3. Figure 11-1 shows the total population data within each 5 km distance band up to 50 km in the 22.5 degree radial grid. This data was obtained from Table 11-23.
Several conclusions can be drawn from the tables and graphs presented.
Ü The cumulative population per 22.5 degree sector shows a sharp spike around Atlantis between the distances 10 km and 25 km from Koeberg. The population of Atlantis according to this data is 52 084.
Ü For distances greater than this the population distribution is dominated by the population in and around Cape Town.
Ü Total current maximum population (excluding tourists) is about 3.8 million within the 80km radius from Koeberg NPS.
Ü Construction staff for the proposed Plant will impact on the domestic and transient population numbers especially in the 0 – 5km and 0 – 20km concentric sector around the Station. This aspect needs to be incorporated into the Emergency Response Plan for the Koeberg NPS and the proposed Plant and communicated with the relevant players (e.g. emergency teams and liaison committees) and become part of the Communication actions pursued by the Koeberg NPS.
Magugumela M. 1997: Population Distribution Data within 50 km of Koeberg. MWP-NSD report Number NSD-R97/009