SERIES: How Prepared Are We?
10/16/2012 03:00:18 AM EDT
03/19/2013 03:06:03 PM EDT
In case of Windham County emergency, Red Cross says it's not prepared to shelter evacuees
The Vermont and New Hampshire chapter of the American Red Cross is requesting more than $700,000 in funding for its role in Vermont's Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP). ...
Windham County Emergency plan funding involves 'negotiation'
The Vermont towns in the Emergency Preparedness Zone around Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon have submitted their Radiological Emergency Response Plan funding requests to the state, which is in the process of evaluating them. ...
Emergency management funding -- then and now
Emergency management directors in the 10-mile emergency preparedness zone around Vermont Yankee agree the funding process is adequate, even though all three states have different methods of receiving money from Entergy, which owns and operates the nuclear power plant in Vernon. ...
EMDs confident in evacuation plans
Town officials who plan for an emergency at Vermont Yankee are confident that they can respond adequately and effectively to any emergency at the nuclear power plant. ...
During an emergency: Getting children out of harm's way
For many years, parents of school-age children have been concerned where their kids might go if an emergency requiring evacuation was to occur at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon during school hours. ...
Red Cross integral to any emergency evacuation plan
The National Red Cross will play an integral part if an emergency is ever declared at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. ...
How long would we have to evacuate?
Even if an emergency situation was to develop at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, a release of deadly radiation wouldn't occur immediately, said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ...
'This model can work' but reception center plan needs more volunteers
A "reception center" will be the first stop for people who may be asked to leave the emergency preparedness zone in case of an emergency at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. ...
Experts claim evacuation plan inadequate
If the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was to expand the emergency preparedness zone around America's nuclear power plants from 10 to 50 miles, all of those plants would be forced to close down. ...