Dec. 22, 2006
Residents Near Nuclear Plants Receive New Emergency Planning Calendar in the Mail
The 2007 edition of the “Public Emergency Response Information” calendar has been mailed to residents in the 10-mile emergency planning zone near the nuclear power plants in Scriba, Patricia Egan, director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, announced today.
The calendar is a joint effort of Constellation Energy, Entergy Nuclear, the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, and the New York State Emergency Management Office. It contains guidelines for public response to radiological and other types of emergencies for people who live near Nine Mile Point.
The calendar features photographs of scenes all over Oswego County, taken by employees of Entergy Nuclear Northeast, Constellation Energy, Oswego County government, and other area photographers.
Patricia Egan. Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said this is the third year that agencies have published a calendar to provide emergency information for Oswego County residents.
“The calendar is a practical way for the plant operators and emergency agencies to share important information with our residents. We hope that people will use it and keep it accessible all year long, so that they can find important emergency information if they ever need to.”
The calendar includes maps of evacuation routes for the emergency response planning areas, instructions and information on the reception center at the New York State Fairgrounds, the schedule for testing emergency notification sirens and tone-alert weather radios, a list of radio and TV stations that would broadcast instructions over the Oswego County Emergency Alert System, instructions for people who need special assistance, and other emergency planning information.
People in the 10-mile emergency planning zone who might need special assistance are asked to fill out and return the detachable, postage-paid postcard on the back cover of the calendar.
The calendar is posted on the Oswego County Emergency Management Office Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/emo
Residents in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone who haven't received a calendar by Jan. 2, 2007 are asked to call the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792.
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