Nuclear Emergencies


A radiological threat can include an emergency at a nuclear power plant (Glastonbury’s involvement would be Ingestion), the use of a small nuclear weapon, or the setting off of a “dirty bomb.” A dirty bomb contains an explosive that would scatter radioactive material over a targeted area.

Radiological Monitoring and Detection kits are safely stored for use in nuclear emergencies.

Select members of Glastonbury’s Emergency Management Department have over 65 years of experience regarding nuclear emergencies. They have been trained and successfully completed numerous courses from the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Management (OEM), New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Harvard University.