Federal regulations require counties that are home to nuclear power plants prepare emergency response plans for the area within a 10-mile radius of the plants.
The SUNY Oswego campus is just within the 10-mile zone of the nuclear plants at Nine Mile Point, east of the college in the town of Scriba. Oswego County has an emergency response plan through its Emergency Management Office.
Every year the county distributes a booklet of information about the plan to residents of the 10-mile zone, including our students. We encourage everyone in our college community to read it and become familiar with it. This summary of actions that you may be required to take in the event of an emergency comes from Oswego County's plan.
University Police will be responsible for coordinating the college's response in the event of an emergency. Instructions about what actions people on campus should take in a particular emergency will come from them. We are advised that there is little likelihood of an emergency being so acute that seconds or even minutes are critical; therefore, there should be time for you to follow the directions issued by University Police in a calm and orderly fashion.
How you will be notified
Sirens designed for this purpose will notify area residents, including the college community, of a nuclear emergency. These off-campus sirens will sound for about three minutes. The college also will send messages via the New York Alert system, mass emails, broadcast loudspeakers on some campus buildings and digital signage. If you hear the siren and/or receive the alert, you can get information about the emergency by tuning a radio or television to an Emergency Alert System station.
Primary Emergency Alert System stations are:
- WSYR AM 570
- WSYR FM 106.9
- WHEN AM 620
- WYYY FM 94.5
- WBBS FM 104.7
- WWHT FM 107.9
- WSTM - TV Channel 3
Other stations expected to carry Emergency Alert System messages are:
- WRVO FM 89.9
- WNYO FM 88.9
- WTVH - TV Channel 5
- WSYR - TV Channel 9
- WNYS - TV Channel 43
- WSYT - TV Channel 68
- YNN - TV Channel 10 (Time Warner cable only)