The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant is dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient production of electricity. In the event of a potential emergency at the Plant, Limestone County Emergency Management Agency will be notified immediately. EMA would then notify you if you need to take any action.
- How will I be notified of an emergency?(Link to: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION)
There are several ways you could be notified of an emergency at the Nuclear Plant.
- Warning Sirens(Link to: WARNING SIRENS)
Sirens are tested on the second Monday of each month at 9:15 a.m.
- Emergency Alert Stations(Link to: EMERGENCY ALERT STATIONS)
In the event of an emergency, tune to a local Emergency Alert Station for information.
- Locate your Zone and Sector(Link to: ZONE AND SECTOR MAP)
Knowing which Zone and Sector you’re in will help you know what to do in the event of an emergency at the Nuclear Plant.
- What if my children are in school?(Link to: EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR SCHOOLS)
Schools in the area around the Nuclear Plant have emergency plans for school children.
- What if my child is at preschool or another special facility? (Link to: EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR SPECIAL FACILITIES)
All special facilities around the Nuclear Plant have emergency plans for those attending.
- What if I’m told to Shelter-In-Place?(Link to: SHELTER-IN-PLACE)
If you are told to Shelter-In-Place, you will need to follow specific instructions that tell you what to do to be safe.
- What if I’m told to Evacuate?(Link to: EVACUATION)
If you are told to Evacuate, you will need to follow specific instructions that tell you where to go and what to take with you.
- If I have to evacuate, where do I go?(Link to: RECEPTION CENTERS AND EVACUATION ROUTES)
If you are told to evacuate, there are signs to follow to direct you to your Reception Center.
- Potassium Iodide (KI)(Link to: POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Potassium Iodide, also known as KI, is a non-prescription drug that may prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine. Taking KI is one of the protective actions that might be recommended during an emergency at the Nuclear Plant.
- What is an Emergency Classification?(Link to: EMERGENCY CLASSIFICATION LEVELS)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established four classifications to describe a nuclear emergency.