LIMERICK GENERATING STATION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

 

The Limerick Generating Station, located in Montgomery County, PA, is a nuclear power plant which produces enough power to serve more than two million homes in PA, NJ & MD.  Limerick began producing electricity on February 1, 1986 after more than 10 years of construction of the plant.

Limerick Generating Station was built by the Bechtel Power Corporation beginning in June 1974 and uses the Boiling Water Reactor technology to produce electricty.

Although the facility is located in Montgomery County, several municipalities in Berks County are located within a 10 mile radius of the plant.  This area, known as the Emergency Planning Zone encompasses seven municipalities which are all, or partially (*) inside of this zone.

 Risk Municipality

Risk Population

Amity Township*

7,126

Boyertown Borough

3,940

Colebrookdale Township

5,270

Douglass Township

3,327

Earl Township*

730

Union Township*

1,123

Washington Township*

653

TOTAL POPULATION

22,169

As part of the Alert & Notification System maintained by Exelon, a number of high output sirens have been installed throughout the Emergency Planning Zone.  These sirens serve as an "attention getter" and ARE NOT a signal to evacuate.  If you hear a siren, immediately turn your radio to one of the following Emergency Alert Stations.

 Call Sign

Frequency

 WEEU 830 AM
WRAW 1340 AM
WRFY 102.5 FM
WBYN 107.5 FM
WXAC 91.3 FM

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

KEEP PHONE LINES OPEN - Do not make unnecessary phone calls.  Leaving phone lines open for emergency workers will help everyone involved.  If you require assistance, call the eergency phone numbers broadcast on the radio.

IF INSTRUCTED TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE - Go indoors and stay there.  Close all doors and windows and shut off any systems that draw in outside air, such as furnaces, fireplaces and air conditioners.  Keep listening to the radio for updates.  Keep pets inside and shelter farm animals.

IF INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE - In an evacuation, people in the affected area will be asked to go to local reception centers.  After this, they can stay at specified mass care centers or with friends and relatives outside the evacuation zone.

 

 MUNICIPALITY/AREA

RECEPTION CENTER

Amity Township/Amity Gardens Exeter Township Municipal Building
Amity Township/East Oley Valley High School
Boyertown Borough Oley Valley High School
Colebrookdale Township/West of Route 100 Oley Valley High School
Colebrookdale Township/East of Route 100 Emmaus High School
Douglass Township/South Oley Valley High School
Douglass Township/North Oley Valley High School
Earl Township Oley Valley High School
Union Township Robeson Township Municipal Building
Washington Township Emmaus High School

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR EVENTS AT THE LIMERICK GENERATING STATION, DOWNLOAD THE CURRENT PUBLIC INFORMATION BROCHURE (BELOW) OR VIEW THE EMERGENCY INFORMATION LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF YOUR PHONE BOOK.