All nuclear power plants in the U.S. are closely regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and accidents are unlikely. The nearest nuclear power plant is in Southern California, hundreds of miles from Stockton.
A nuclear power plant accident is not the same as a nuclear weapon. Although radioactive materials could be released in a cloud or plume, no fallout is produced to endanger people. This is considered a type of hazardous materials incident, so many of the responses will be the same.
Alert - A radiation leak inside a nuclear power plant, but it will not affect the community.
Disaster preparedness is essential for everyone. Please take the time to develop a plan with your family. Visit the City of Stockton Emergency Preparedness Readiness webpage or the links below for helpful personal safety planning tips.
F.E.M.A.- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ready.Gov - Provides disaster preparedness tips
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/19/2015