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.
View 10-mile EPZ
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.
View 50-mile IPZ
Map(PDF Format – set printer to landscape to print map)