The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program is responsible for developing and maintaining Wisconsin's emergency plans to a nuclear incident and exercising those response plans with affected local communities and the utilities. 

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.

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Nuclear Power Plants Impacting Wisconsin


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Fact Sheets

Ingestion Brochure Maps
Acronyms American Nuclear Insurers FAQ
Animal planning Guide for Emergency Managers Guide for Childcare Providers
Evacuation Guide for Emergency Managers Federal Response Assets
Food Protection Guide for Emergency Managers Ingestion County Activities by Emergency Classification Level
Radiological Incident Phases Recovery Guide for Emergency Managers
Re-Entry Guide for Emergency Managers Relocation Guide for Emergency Managers
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Activities Restricted Zone Guide for Emergency Managers
Return Guide for Emergency Managers Shelter-in-Place Guide for Emergency Managers

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercises

2018 June 5-6 full scale, plume phase and ingestion pathway drill Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
2018 July 17-18 FEMA evaluated plume phase and ingestion pathway exercise Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
2019 May 14 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

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