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Emergency Response Plan for Prairie Island Nuclear Plant

The plan is a set of procedures designed to ensure the life and safety of the people and property that might be impacted by an emergency at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant.  The federal government requires that plans be in place for cities and counties that fall within a 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of nuclear plants in the United States. The EPZ in Dakota County includes the city of Miesville, a majority of Ravenna Township and a section of Marshan Township.

The Federal Government requires that the Plan is exercised every two years.  The County drills and exercises with the state of Minnesota, state of Wisconsin, Goodhue and Pierce counties on the even years.   

The plan is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
The plan is approved by the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on an annual basis.

The official plan documents are not available to the public. If you have questions about the plan, please contact Jim Iliff
, Dakota County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, at 651-438-4703.

Last updated: 7/19/2016 4:00 AM