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2012 Emergency Planning Calendar Contains Errors; County Urges People to Keep 2011 Information

The 2012 edition of the Oswego County “Public Emergency Response Information” calendar that was recently mailed to residents in the 10-mile emergency planning zone near the nuclear power plants in Scriba has errors in the maps depicting the Emergency Response Planning Areas (ERPAS).

While the map of the Emergency Planning Zone on page 29 of the calendar is correct, some of the maps of individual ERPAs are incorrect, Patricia Egan, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said. While the partners in emergency planning for the nuclear power plants work on a permanent solution, Egan said, people should retain their 2011 calendars and refer to them for the correct ERPA information if an emergency at one of the plants occurs.

The 2011 calendar will be available no later than Tuesday, Jan. 3, on the Oswego County website, www.oswegocounty.com/emo.

“We want to be sure people have the right information should an emergency occur at one of the plants during which public actions may be needed,” Egan said. Anyone with questions may call the Emergency Management Office at 315/591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792.

The calendar is a joint effort of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, 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 and other types of emergencies for people that live within ten miles of the nuclear facilities at Nine Mile Point.

2 Comments

  1. Too many hands in the pot.
    At least 6 agencies tying to draw one map.
    Was any one in charge?
    Well meaning, and no doubt very expensive,
    but at least Five hands too many.
    What a waste.

  2. After reading this I compared the maps and I can see where there are a couple mistakes but it does not look like they are big mistakes or drastically putting anyone a danger. If you hear the siren and are not smart enough to cross the street or go around the corner to get on a bus that is your own fault. They said they are going to fix it. I love this calendar, I get a bunch of free calendars every year but I actually use and post this one up because they use such nice local pictures. I also actually read the info, think back to the days before the calendar when we would get the booklet that was probably informative but not it was not something I kept around.

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