DEMHS: Radiological Emergency Preparedness

Radiological Emergency Preparedness

While the Dominion Energy- Millstone Station in Waterford is the main focus of emergency planning in Connecticut, the fuel storage site at the former Connecticut Yankee site in Haddam, CT and the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, are also included in Connecticut's radiological emergency preparedness and response program.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response plans are an annex to the State Response Framework.  Plans include, but are not limited to, the following partners in Connecticut:

Local Jurisdictions: 

Emergency Planning Zone Communities (within 10 miles of Millstone Station)

Reception Center and Host Communities

Connecticut State Agencies:

            Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

                    Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

                    Division of State Police

                    Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

            Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

                    Air Bureau, Radiation Division

            Department of Public Health

            Department of Agriculture

            Department of Consumer Protection

            Department of Transportation

            Military Dept./CT National Guard

            Department of Developmental Services

            Department of Correction

            Department of Veteran's Affairs

Contiguous States:

New York (Suffolk County and the Town of Southold)

Rhode Island


Federal Partners:

         US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

         US Coast Guard

         US Department of Energy

         US Environmental Protection Agency

         US Food and Drug Administration

         US Department of Health and Human Services

         US Department of Agriculture


Non-Governmental Organizations:

          American Red Cross

          211 Connecticut (United Way)

Training and Exercises:

DEMHS offers Radiological Program and Emergency Worker Exposure Control Equipment Training on a quarterly basis.  Check the Training Calendar.

For the Emergency Management Community, basic radiological emergency program training is available through FEMA Independent Study Courses online:

Connecticut's radiological emergency plans and procedures are being continually revised and exercised by all partners.  Several drills and exercises are held every year.  Every other year, a full-scale exercise is held and Connecticut's ability to protect the health and safety of the public and emergency workers is evaluated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Public Information and Education:
Millstone Emergency Information Brochure (Coming Soon)


{Millstone 10 Mile Emergency Planning Zone}

For more information, contact REP Program Supervisor Bryan Gran at

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