State releases nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide

Sep 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

A safety planning information booklet for neighbors of Millstone Nuclear Power Station is available. It is called “Connecticut’s nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide for the general public.”

It contains general information about nuclear power plants and specific emergency planning information for Millstone Station owned by Dominion Nuclear, Inc., located in Waterford. It is produced in coordination with the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s (DEMHS) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit and Dominion.

From the booklet, downloadable here: http://www.ct.gov/demhs/lib/demhs/rept/millstone_ep_book_2010_11_hires.pdf:

Use this checklist to prepare in advance for any emergency situations:

  • If you have special needs and need assistance, complete and return the confidential emergency “Special Needs” registration form mailed to you or contact your community’s Emergency Management Director’s office (phone numbers on page 24).
  • Review this booklet carefully and keep it handy.
  • Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in an emergency, especially children.
  • Keep important papers in a safe and handy place.
  • Make sure your vehicle is ready to use, have an extra set of car keys and keep emergency supplies in your vehicle:
    – Flashlight and batteries
    – First aid kit
    – Safety flares
    – Fire extinguisher
    – Road maps

  • Develop an emergency supply kit, include:
    – A three day supply of water (1 gallon/person per day).
    – Battery powered radio, cell phone, extra batteries.
    – Food for at least 3 days – canned/sealed packaged foods and juices that do not require refrigeration or cooking.
  • Foods for infants and the elderly.
    – Non-electric can opener, cooking tools and fuel, paper plates and plastic utensils.
    – Toiletries.
    – Blanket/sleeping bag, pillows for each member of the family, a change of season appropriate clothing.
    – Prescription and non-prescription medications your family needs.
    – Baby and children’s items (diapers, toys and books).

Develop a plan for your pets before there is an emergency. Include medications, veterinary records, a sturdy leash and carriers. (See page 12 for a pet emergency supply kit.)

Download the plan for more information on what to do in case of a nuclear emergency in Connecticut.

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One Comment to “State releases nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide”

  1. Is that the one with the duck and cover illustration on the cover?

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