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R.E.P. - Radiological Emergency Planning

The Levy County Emergency Management Department has a Radiological Emergency Planning Program that is mandated by the Federal Government. This program is designed to protect the population of Levy County in the unlikely event of an accident at the Progress Energy, Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant.

  • To inform and protect the population of Levy County
  • To train and exercise Levy County's Emergency Response Orginazations
  • To comply with all Federal and State Regulations

What does the Levy County Radiological Emergency Planning (REP) Program do?

  • It prepares Levy County Residents and Emergency Response Organizations to safely respond in the unlikely event of an accident at the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Maintains and implements Federal, State and Local Emergency Response Plans and Procedures according to Federal Requirements.
  • Through Training and Exercises, the Levy County R.E.P. Program assures that county decision makers and emergency response organizations are ready to respond if an emergency is declared at the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant.

There are four classes of Emergency action levels (Emergency Classifications) established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). These are included in all nuclear power plant emergency plans. These classifications range from minor plant events involving no public danger to more serious conditions which might require protective actions.

The Four Emergency Classifications are:

  • Unusual Event -- An unusual event indicates a potential decrease in the level of safety at the Plant. No releases of radioactive material requiring off-site response (which falls under the responsiblities of the State Emergency Management Agency, other state agencies and local agencies) are expected. Appropriate public officials and agencies are notified by the utility. No public action is required at this time.
  • Alert -- An alert is declared if events occur at the plant which could cause a further reduction in plant safety. Public officials and agencies are notified to be on standby. No public action is required.
  • Site Emergency -- A site emergency is declared if there are actual or potential major failures of the plant's safety related equipment which could release radioactive materials into the environment. The emergency would be confined to the plant site. Any radioactive release beyond site boundaries would not be expected to exceed protective action guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Local agencies activate their emergency operations centers and public is kept informed through the news media.
  • General Emergency -- This is the most severe classification. If a general emergency is declared, it means that safety conditions have deteriorated to where a significant release of radioactive material beyond the plant broundries is occurring or may occur. Appropriate agencies take the necessary steps for public protection. Emergency Alert Systems are actived and the public is told what protective actions are recommended.
Evacuation and Shelter
In the unlikely event of an accident at the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant, evacuees would report to the Bronson High School Shelter first. The Bronson High School has Radiological Monitoring capabilities and is also a special needs shelter. For citizens with special needs, please fill out the special needs card, fill it out, and return it to the Levy County Emergency Management Department.
During the event of a nuclear emergency remember the following do's and don'ts...
  • Tune in to your local EAS Station
  • Remain Calm
  • Remain inside with your windows closed until instructed otherwise
  • If evacuating take personal hygiene items, a change of clothes, medications, valuables, important papers, sleeping bags or blankets, and infant needs with you.
  • If in your automobile keep windows closed and turn the automobiles heating and cooling system off until outside of the evacuation/affected zone.
  • Don't Panic
  • Don't Evacuate unless instructed
  • Don't act on rumors
  • Don't take pets if you are instructed to evacuate, leave plenty of water and food
Crystal River Nuclear Plant Safety Information Adobe PDF