ABSTRACT

FEMA Fact Sheet: Nuclear Power Plant Emergency   [open pdf - 33KB]

Although construction and operation of nuclear power plants are closely monitored and regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, accidents, though unlikely, are possible. The most immediate danger from an accident at a nuclear power plant is exposure to high levels of radiation. Distance, shielding and time are the three ways to minimize risk of exposure. This fact sheet discusses planning and identifies terms to be familiar with in the event of an emergency.

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2001
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Public Domain
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pdf
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