We all know the drill...in case of a nuclear incident, don't try to get to your school children, FEMA and the school board will protect them during the fallout. Will they? Just how safe are your children during a significant nuclear incident/terrorist attack at Indian Point, and will they have been moved far enough out of harms way before it is too late?
TMI Alert wants kids' centers moved away
Friday, April 13, 2007
BY GARRY LENTON
Of The Patriot-News
Some school buildings that would serve as pickup centers for children evacuated in a nuclear emergency are not far enough from the danger zone, a watchdog group has charged.
Three Mile Island Alert has asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to adopt rules that would require evacuation centers for children to be at least 15 to 20 miles from the nuclear plant.
The NRC requires that evacuation centers be at least five miles outside the evacuation area -- usually defined as 10 miles from a plant. There is no such requirement for school evacuations, the petition said.