Exelon Generation's two local nuclear power stations are well prepared for Hurricane Sandy, the company reported Monday afternoon.
Operators at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and Three Mile Island completed pre-storm inspections during the weekend, and their emergency operations centers are fully staffed to monitor and respond to changing conditions, officials said.
Extra precautions have taken at each nuclear station, included increased staffing, pre-staging of emergency equipment, activating back-up communications, and securing outside equipment and materials, according to a news release.
These extra storm precautions make our safe facilities even safer," said Chris Mudrick, senior vice president for Mid-Atlantic Operations at Exelon.
Both nuclear stations are capable of withstanding the most severe weather, including hurricanes and floods, according to the release.
"Our plants are designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions and we will continue to take actions that keep our stations, our workers and the public safe," he said.
Alarms near the stations are used by local emergency operations officials to warn residents of severe storms, but they're not a definite sign to evacuate. If the alarms sound, residents should tune to radio or TV emergency broadcasting channels, according to a news release.