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What to do before a nuclear power plant emergency

Published April 14. 2011 05:00PM

Obtain public emergency information materials from the power company that operates your local nuclear power plant or your local emergency services office. If you live within 10 miles of the power plant, you should receive these materials yearly from the power company or your state or local government.

Minimizing Exposure to Radiation

Distance The more distance between you and the source of the radiation, the better. This could be evacuation or remaining indoors to minimize exposure.

Shielding The more heavy, dense material between you and the source of the radiation, the better

Time Most radioactivity loses its strength fairly quickly.

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