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Jan. 30, 2012

Revised 2012 Calendar Mailed to Residents Near Nuclear Power Plants

Fulton - The revised 2012 edition of the Oswego County "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, has announced.

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 Office of Emergency Management. It contains guidelines for public response to radiological emergencies for people who live within ten miles of Nine Mile Point.

Residents should replace their original 2012 calendar with the revised version. The original version contains errors in the maps section.

The calendar also includes a schedule for testing the county's prompt notification system, including the sirens and tone-alert weather radios. In the unlikely event of a radiological emergency, people should turn to an Oswego County Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station for information.

The publication also contains:

  • Maps, bus pick-up points and evacuation routes in the emergency response planning areas;
  • Examples of protective actions that people could be asked to take during a radiological emergency;
  • A list of EAS stations;
  • Instructions for people who need special assistance;
  • Directions to the reception center at the New York State Fairgrounds; and
  • Instructions for people in schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

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.

"We ask people with special needs to register with the Emergency Management Office," said Egan. "We want to make sure we have current information so that appropriate arrangements can be made for necessary assistance. Anyone who knows someone who may need special assistance during an emergency may return a postcard on his or her behalf."

Residents in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone who have not received a revised calendar by Feb. 3 are asked to call the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792. The calendar is also available on the Oswego County website at oswegocounty.com/emo.


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