The rep program coordinates the national effort to provide state local and tribal governments with relevant and executable planning training and exercise guidance and policies necessary to ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prevent protect against mitigate the effects of respond to and recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants npps. The nrcs regulations include requirements intended to prevent serious nuclear plant accidents from occurring and to mitigate one should it happen because these measures even if fully and faithfully implemented reduce rather than eliminate the chances of a serious accident the nrcs . For planning purposes the nrc defines two emergency planning zones around each nuclear power plant the exact size and configuration of the zones vary from plant to plant due to local emergency response needs and capabilities population land characteristics access routes and jurisdictional boundaries. This factor is what primarily differentiates nuclear plant emergency planning from that of other types of power plants as it requires coordinated planning with neighboring stakeholder groups as . What do i do in a nuclear emergency nuclear power plant emergency if an accident occurs at a nuclear power plant near you if you live within 10 miles of the plant you are within the emergency planning zone you may receive one or more alerts to warn you of the situation once protection actions are initiated
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