Exelon officials distribute emergency planning brochures

CLINTON - Exelon Generation officials say more than 11,000 public information emergency planning brochures were mailed to businesses and residents within 10 miles of the company's Clinton Power Station.

Exelon officials say the brochure contains general emergency preparedness information, including evacuation routes, a map, reception center locations, and a list of emergency alert broadcast stations.  Officials also say the brochure contains a special needs card, which can be completed and returned by people who may have a transportation or other special need.  Residents are advised to read and keep the brochure for future reference.

Under federal law, nuclear-operating companies must develop emergency response plans for their nuclear energy facilities, and must ensure that, in the unlikely event of an emergency, evacuation plans are in place.  The plans are often used by state and county agencies for non-nuclear-related emergencies, such as fire or extreme weather events.

Exelon officials are also assuring residents that the company's nuclear facilities are well prepared for emergencies, and have multiple layers of safety systems and physical barriers to ensure safe operations during events such as tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes.  Company officials also say that each facility has dedicated emergency planning experts who work with local, county, and state emergency management officials to develop emergency response plans.

If you live within a 10-mile radius of Exelon's Clinton Power Station and did not receive a brochure, you may download a copy by visiting www.exeloncorp.com/clinton.
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