Emergency preparedness (EP)

The programs, plans, training, exercises, and resources used to prepare for and rapidly identify, evaluate, and respond to emergencies, including those arising from terrorism or natural events such as hurricanes. EP strives to ensure that operators of nuclear power plants and certain fuel cycle facilities can implement measures to protect public health and safety in the event of a radiological emergency. Licensees that operate certain nuclear facilities, such as nuclear power plants, must develop and maintain EP plans that meet NRC requirements. For further detail, see Emergency Preparedness and Response and Backgrounder on Emergency Preparedness at Nuclear Power Plants.


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