The EAS is a Federal Communication Commission program that
allows broadcast stations to transmit emergency information. The messages
are pre-scripted and contain information concerning the radiological incident
and specific protective action instructions. EAS will broadcast warning
messages as instructed and will repeat the messages at directed intervals.
The system also can broadcast instructions as they are received.
EAS stations are listed below:
- KTAR 620 (AM) and 92.3 (FM)
- KMVP 98.7 (FM)
- Phoenix National Weather Service forecast office transmits via the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio
South Mountain transmitter, KEC 94 (FM) on 162.55 Mhz.
All radio and television stations serving the affected area(s) will
be asked to broadcast emergency information as a public service.
Post-plume phase alert and notification of the General Public
Public warning in the Ingestion Pathway EPZ, 50-mile radius of PVNGS,
is essentially the same as for the 10-mile EPZ except there is no attention/alert
In the Ingestion Pathway EPZ, EAS and Media Alert systems are activated
regarding protective action instructions and the control of potentially
Arizona Department of Agriculture will prepare advisories to growers,
dairy farms, processors, aquaculture, feedyards and poultry farms within
the 50-mile EPZ. The message can be a warning, emergency information or
instructions for protective actions required to assure statewide control
of potentially contaminated foodstuffs.
Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Department of Environmental
Quality, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Maricopa County
Environmental Services Department will give guidance and recommendations
on needed public health and safety activities during an incident at PVNGS.
Arizona Department of Water Resources will prepare advisories to the
public on inspections of water wells, potable water and water-related
Alert and Notification of the Emergency Planning Zone Schools
All schools in session within the 10-mile EPZ will be notified individually
by the Maricopa County EOC. A tone alert radio system has been installed
in each school in the Plume Exposure Pathway EPZ. There are four schools
affected by the 10-mile EPZ:
- Arlington Elementary School
- Palo Verde Elementary School
- Ruth Fisher Elementary School
- Tonopah Valley High School
When school is in session, students will be transported to the designated
Reunification Center or Reception and Care Center by their respective school district. If Potassium Iodide (KI) is
recommended, it will be dispensed according to the school's procedures.
Close coordination between school officials and the Maricopa County EOC
will determine the quickest means for evacuating the children. Each school
has its own transportation on the premises to evacuate the students.