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Emergency Drill Tests Response to Public Health Crisis

By | February 13th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our Health Emergency Operations Center activated last week as part of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station annual emergency drill. Federal regulations mandate Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and its emergency response partners conduct regular preparedness drills and exercises. During a public health emergency, the Health Emergency Operations Center activates to support state emergency management [...]

Palo Verde Nuclear Exercise

By | March 6th, 2013|Preparedness|

Today our preparedness team will participate in a drill (graded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission) to test our response to a simulated radiation release from the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.  The exercise simulates an event where people, food or drinking water could become contaminated in the very unlikely event that there were to be a release of [...]

Trace Levels of Iodine- 131 from Japan Detected in AZ

By | March 22nd, 2011|General|

As I mentioned in my blog last Friday computer models developed by the international community and the federal government suggested that very low levels of radiation were crossing the Pacific Ocean late last week and that there could be very small increases in natural radiation in North America including Arizona this week.  All the models [...]

Japanese Radiological Emergency

By | March 18th, 2011|General, Preparedness|

All of us are exposed to natural radiation on a daily basis. It mostly comes from space (called cosmic rays) as well as natural radioactive materials found in the soil, water and air.  People can also be exposed to radiation from human-made sources like X-ray machines. Radiation doses are usually measured in units called milli-Sieverts.  On [...]