Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
A Guide for Informed Citizen Response
Historically, nuclear power plant officials have often not provided accurate information about accidents in a timely fashion. In the case of a possible future nuclear power plant accident, citizens need information to protect their families and communities. Journalists, community organizations and individuals need to know what questions to ask and where they can find radiation information. This guide is designed to provide advice and information so that citizens can respond to an accident in an informed, safe, and productive way.
  1. Evacuation What are its strengths and weaknesses?
  2. Questions you should ask officials
  3. Radiation Information Facts, terms, dose standards, and more
  4. Precautions Should you take steps to protect your family before you have complete information about an accident?
  5. Reduce Exposure to Radiation Many concrete ways to protect your family and community
  6. Potassium Iodide What is it, what does it do, and what's its relationship to thyroid cancer?
  7. Plant Information Locations of and technical information about nuclear power plants around the world


Funding for this guide was provided through a grant from the W. Alton Jones Foundation
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