an emergency occurs at the VC Summer Station, They will immediately
notify state and local emergency officials, who will promptly
implement their emergency response plans. Federal officials also will
sirens, located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around
the power station, will be a primary means of alerting the public.
Other means of notification include route alerting by law enforcement
agencies using emergency services vehicles equipped with public
power stations have been producing electricity in the United States
for more than 35 years. During this time no member of the public has
been killed or seriously injured as a result of the commercial
generation of nuclear power.
features in the design and operation of Summer Station make the
chance of an accident affecting public health and safety extremely
remote. However, the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
requires that EPZ residents be notified periodically of emergency
procedures that should be followed if an accident were to occur.
While the potential for such an event is very small, it is important
for the public to be prepared for nuclear emergencies.