Radiological Information & Glossary - Emergency Planning
Facility where shelter and food is provided to evacuees.
A plan that details comprehensive emergency procedures for all types of disaster emergencies in the state, i.e., floods, hurricanes, etc. A portion of the Disaster Preparedness Plan is the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)'s classification of four levels of radiological emergencies: Notification of Unusual Event, Alert, Site Area Emergency, and General Emergency.

The response taken by Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties and New York State will depend on the severity of the incident described by the NRC’s pre established classifications. Because these four classifications are based on specific plant conditions and measurements, they provide a clear indication of the seriousness of the event.

A designated location at county and/or state headquarters from which a chief executive and staff can direct the action of state and local agencies and emergency services.
A facility operated by the power plant licensee for evaluating and controlling emergency situations and coordinating responses with local and state representatives; its location normally is outside the plant exclusion area.
The area surrounding a nuclear power plant site designated for emergency planning purposes. The Emergency Planning Zone encompasses a radius of about 10 miles for the plume exposure pathway, and about 50 miles for the ingestion exposure pathway.
A subdivision of the plume exposure emergency planning zone. An Emergency Planning Zone is made up of several Protective Action Areas.
Everyone within specific Protective Action Areas are instructed to leave the area and, if they have Kl-potassium iodide-to ingest one dose-a 130 mg. tablet. Children under one year should be given a 65 mg does or one half of the adult tablet.
The area surrounding a nuclear power plant facility in which the facility operator has the authority to determine and control all activities. No residences exist within a nuclear power plant exclusion area.

For planning purposes, the area surrounding a site within approximately a 50-mile radius where the principal source of exposure from an accident would be the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

The organization licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate a nuclear facility.
A "cloud" of radioactive material made up of gases or particulates.
The area surrounding a nuclear facility site (usually a radius of approximately 10 miles) where the principal exposure would be from: (a) whole body exposure to gamma radiation from the plume and from deposited material, and (b) inhalation exposure from the passing plume.
The first of three designated phases of activity in the state and county plans for radiological emergencies (response and recovery phases follow). Actions during this phase aim to eliminate or reduce the probability of an emergency situation occurring, and minimize the impact of an emergency on public health and property.
The phase of activity in a radiological emergency when protective actions are taken to protect public health and mitigate effects of a radioactive release.
The last phase of activity in the state and county plans for radiological emergencies; efforts during this phase are to return to pre-emergency conditions.
Any action taken to protect the public's health in response to a radiological emergency, i.e., recommending sheltering or evacuation/ingesting KI.
A pre-designated location outside the plume exposure pathway Emergency Planning Zone through which evacuees will pass to receive initial assistance, including personal monitoring, receive additional Kl-potassium iodide, first aid or direction to a congregate care center or medical facility.
This optional public protective action directing people to stay inside and limit access to outside air would be made by local elected and health officials. The decision would be based primarily on plant and meteorological conditions and announced over the Emergency Alert System.