Gaston County, NC will use this Plan in combination with the North Carolina Radiological Emergency Response Plan in the event of an emergency at the Duke Energy McGuire Nuclear Station or Catawba Nuclear Station.
To prescribe those actions to be taken by Gaston County and threatened municipalities to protect the general public who may be affected by radiation exposure and environmental contamination resulting from an incident at either the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Power Stations.
n the event of an emergency at either the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Power Stations notify, among others, the Gaston County Warning Point located in the Communications Center at the Gaston County Emergency Operations Center in Gastonia, N.C.
The initial notification and follow-up messages of any one of the four classes of an emergency action level are transmitted from either the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Power Station Control Room to Warning Points.
The Gaston County Emergency Management Office has access to various emergency equipment located throughout the county and in the Emergency Operations Center to support the McGuire or Catawba Nuclear Site in the event of an emergency.
This section assigns responsibility for County emergency response organizations to inform, protect, and evacuate, if necessary, in the event an incident at either the Catawba or McGuire Site poses a threat to any portion of Gaston County.