Catawba Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
Additional Siren Tests Scheduled in July
As part of new hardware/software installations, sirens will be tested in the following county. Sirens are expected to sound for three minutes only, but may be sounded several times as testing progresses.
- York County - Thursday, June 30, 2016 (between 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
Note: These tests are in addition to the quarterly siren test scheduled for 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13.
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.