Catawba Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
Catawba Nuclear Station is dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient production of electricity. Duke Energy would immediately notify federal, state and local authorities of a problem at the station. These officials would then notify you if any action were necessary.
- How will I be notified of a problem?
- There are several ways you could be notified of a problem at Catawba Nuclear Station.
- Locating Your Zone
- Knowing which zone you’re in will help you know what to do in the event of an emergency.
- What if my children are in school?
- Schools in the area around Catawba Nuclear Station have emergency plans for school children.
- Primary Emergency Alert Stations
- In the event of an emergency, tune to a Primary Emergency Alert Station.
- Siren Tests
- Sirens are tested regularly to ensure they are working correctly. The testing is part of normal maintenance and no public action is necessary.
- Catawba Emergency Contacts
- Local emergency contacts for Catawba Nuclear Station.
- Potassium Iodide (KI)
- Potassium iodide, also known as KI, is a non-prescription drug that may prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine. KI is one protective action that might be recommended during a nuclear emergency.