We are fortunate in the southeastern U.S. to have energy sources that are built to withstand the incredible forces of natural disasters like hurricanes: nuclear power plants.
The notification method most people associate with nuclear emergency preparedness is the network of sirens located around each plant. We sat down with a nuclear emergency preparedness specialist at Robinson Nuclear Plant to answer your FAQs about sirens.
The start of the New Year is a great time to plan. That’s why, each December, Duke Energy sends emergency planning calendars to nuclear plant neighbors. Even those who don’t use the calendar should hang on to it; it contains important information.
“Be prepared,” is the Boy Scout’s motto, but it’s the same for the nuclear energy industry as well.
Do you have an emergency kit at home? Do you have a plan in place in case of a natural disaster? Just like you plan ahead, nuclear plants spend a lot of time preparing for a variety of situations.
What exactly does a nuclear intern do? For the third post in our summer nuclear intern series, we asked our interns to discuss what they are working on over the summer. In case you missed it, you can read the previous post here.
Whether it is an ambulance siren wailing near the intersection you are about to enter, a siren from the fire truck that is passing you or a siren mounted on a pole near your home – you need to be prepared to respond when you hear it.
March 11 will always be an important date in history. The tragic events that unfolded that day across Japan, where thousands lost their lives, livelihoods and homes, and also affected the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, caught the attention ...
March 28, 1979, was a day that forever changed the nuclear power industry – the day of the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident in Pennsylvania. A combination of equipment malfunctions, design-related problems and human performance errors led to the ...
Being a meteorologist doesn't always mean being prepared for the 5 o’clock weather report.