|PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has been operating since 1972. Federal, state, and local agencies maintain emergency response programs in place for managing resources and protecting the public in the unlikely event of radiation release or an emergency incident involving the plant's nuclear reactor. Provided within the OEM links posted, is information regarding emergency preparedness operations, testing of safety and notification equipment, and planning guides for organizations and residents in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone.
OEM NEWS & UPDATES:
NHC STORM SURGE PRODUCTS FOR 2014 HURRICANE SEASON: NOAA reports that storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane or coastal storm event. However, many people do no understand this term or the threat it represents. Beginning with the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season the National Hurricane Center will issue the Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map for areas at risk of storm surge. For more information on this product vist the NHC Storm Surge webiste: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/resources.php
PLYMOUTH COASTAL ZONE RESIDENTS: The Town of Plymouth and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are working to provide coastal residents with information on hazard awareness and mitigation programs for the community. If you live within a flood hazard or coastal zone, take some time to review the materials coordinated through the Commonwealth's Office of Coastal Zone Management StormSmart Coasts program and provided online at:[Link] http://www.mass.gov/czm/stormsmart/index.htm
POTASSIUM IODIDE: Residents can contact the Plymouth EOC directly for no-cost Potassium Iodide Family Kits. Want to know more? Click on the "Potassium Iodide" link above for up to date information on KI.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM & SIRENS: The primary means of notification of an emergency at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) is through the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which includes the use of the outdoor emergency warning sirens. If you hear sirens and do not hear a test announcement or see an Entergy work detail conducting maintenance, tune into the following radio and television stations for instruction:
1030 AM WBZ CBS 4
98.5 FM WCVB ABC 5
95.9 FM WHDH NBC 7
99.1 FM WFXT FOX 25
Residents of Plymouth who have questions concerning the activation of sirens during normal working hours may contact the Plymouth Emergency Operations Center at 508-833-5801. After normal business hours, contact the Plymouth Police Department's Emergency Communications Center: 508-830-4218