The nuclear power plants located in Wisconsin are Kewaunee and Point Beach, and the Prairie Island plant is located across the Mississippi River near Red Wing, Minnesota. In addition, spent nuclear fuel rods are kept in a cooling pool at the Dairyland Power Cooperative in Genoa and at the Zion Nuclear Generating Plant located on Lake Michigan near the Wisconsin/Illinois border.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requires each utility operating a nuclear power plant to demonstrate its ability, once every two years, to respond to a radiological emergency.
- Information on radiation protection from WI Department of Health Services
- FAQ from U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI)
Nuclear Power Plants Impacting Wisconsin
- Kewaunee Power Station
- Point Beach Nuclear Plant
- Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
- Zion Station Nuclear Power Plant
- Genoa La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor
- Byron Nuclear Power Station
|2019||May 14 - June 11||FEMA evaluated full scale, plume phase||Point Beach Nuclear Plant|
|2020||June 11||full scale, plume phase drill||Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant|
|2020||July 21||FEMA evaluated plume phase exercise||Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant|
|2021||May 25||FEMA evaluated full scale, plume phase||Point Beach Nuclear Plant|