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Nuclear Power Plants

People that live, work, or vacation within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant should be prepared for an emergency at a nuclear power plant. Those people should also be familiar with the Emergency Planning Zone's (EPZ) emergency plans and procedures.

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Introduction

What is a Nuclear Power Plant Emergency?

An emergency situation at a nuclear power plant could result in a release of dangerous levels of radiation. This release could affect the health and safety of persons near the nuclear power plant.

Why Prepare?

There is one nuclear power plant, Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, in Seabrook, New Hampshire that could impact parts of Massachusetts. The potential danger from an emergency at a nuclear power plant is a release of, or exposure to radiation.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (“Pilgrim”) is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pilgrim permanently ceased power generation operations on May 31, 2019 and is currently being decommissioned.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (“Pilgrim”) is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pilgrim permanently ceased power generation operations on May 31, 2019 and is currently being decommissioned.

Learn more information about the decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Seabrook Nuclear Power Station

The Seabrook Nuclear Power Station (“Seabrook”) is located in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Massachusetts communities included in the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station EPZ are: Amesbury, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

Learn more about important preparedness actions and the Seabrook's EPZ's emergency preparedness and procedures.

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