Maricopa.gov HomepageContact Us (Popup Window)
Site Map | Search | Phone Directory | Departments | Services
About Us
Preparedness
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Hazard Mitigation
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Hazardous Materials LEPC
Emergency Management Department of Maricopa County
Emergency Management Home Page
PALO VERDE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION

Emergency Planning Zones
There are two Emergency Planning Zones (EPZ) surrounding PVNGS and they are defined as the Plume Exposure Pathway EPZ and the Ingestion Exposure Pathway EPZ.

Plume Exposure Pathway EPZ
The Plume Exposure Pathway is defined as a radius of 10 miles surrounding PVNGS where protective actions (shelter -in-place and/or evacuation) could be required to protect the public from the effects of exposure to radiation. The entire area is roughly bounded by 299th Avenue to the East, Saddle Mountain to the West, three miles north of Indian School Road to the North and 1 mile south of Agua Caliente Road to the South.

10-mile Emergency Planning Zone Map (PDF Format – set printer to landscape to print map)

Ingestion Exposure Pathway EPZ
The Ingestion Exposure Pathway is defined as a radius of approximately 50 miles surrounding PVNGS where food or potable water could become contaminated as a result of a release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. Contamination control measures would be implemented to protect the public from ingesting any contaminated food or water. State and County governments are prepared to quickly notify and advise on what actions to take in the event of a radiological emergency.

50-mile Emergency Planning Zone Map (PDF Format – set printer to landscape to print map)

(PDF Format – set printer to landscape to print map)


   
 

Search this Supervisors Site Search Emergency Management

  District Cities Home

Contact Us Contact Us  

SiteMap Sitemap


Maricopa County presents this information as a service to the public. It has made every effort to ensure that the information contained here is accurate. It makes no warranties or guarantees, nor may anyone assume any warranties or guarantees regarding the accuracy or reliability of its content or of other information to which there is a link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the sole responsibility of the user. Maricopa County shall not be liable for errors contained here or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained here. Maricopa County does not endorse the content found on non-Maricopa County websites accessed via hyperlink. Further, the e-mail address and any other information found here shall not be used for unsolicited advertising, marketing, or other commercial purposes.
  Maricopa Home      Site Map      Legal Information      Privacy/Security Policies
Maricopa County Home Page
Maricopa County || 301 W. Jefferson St. || Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3011