Final After Action Report: Vogtle Electric Generating Plant [May 11, 2016]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On May 11, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program staff evaluated a plume exposure pathway exercise in the 10-mile emergency planning zone for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle). The evaluation of out-of-sequence emergency worker decontamination and reception center/congregate care activities conducted in Allendale County on April 25, and Burke County on May 24 are included in this report. Plant Vogtle is operated by Southern Nuclear, Southern Company's nuclear energy operating company. The plant is located in east central Georgia on the Savannah River, approximately twelve miles east of Waynesboro, Georgia. The 10-mile emergency planning zone (EPZ) encompasses portions of Burke County, Georgia, and Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties in South Carolina. A portion of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site lies within the 10-mile EPZ and the Department of Energy is responsible for all actions on the site. All jurisdictions met their exercise objectives and successfully demonstrated the corresponding core capabilities identified in Section 2.2 of this report. Highlights of the exercise included a Burke County out-of-sequence demonstration of 'early release with monitoring,' a precautionary practice to vacate plant employees from operational units one and two, and workers at the construction site for Plant Vogtle units three and four. Two new emergency operations centers were evaluated for the first time in Aiken and Allendale counties. The FEMA evaluation team did not identify any formal findings during the exercise or during out-of-sequence activities."

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Plume Exposure Pathway Exercise. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Burke County, GA. Aiken County, Allendale County and Barnwell County, SC. May 11, 2016
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