If there is an emergency at Columbia Generating Station, people in Washington will be alerted immediately about actions to take.
Emergencies at a nuclear power plants are classified in four ways: Notification of Unusual Event, Alert, Site Area Emergency, and General Emergency.
Tri-Cities Area information:
- Energy Northwest - emergency information
- Benton County Emergency Management
- Franklin County Emergency Management
- Grant County Emergency Management
Preparing for Emergencies:
- How Can I Prepare for a Radiological Emergency? Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- What Do I Do in a Nuclear Emergency? NRC
- Types of Radiation Emergencies – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Nuclear Power Plants – Ready.gov