THIS IS A DRILL for GENERAL EMERGENCY - Tuesday, October 00, 2017 PLANT HATCH has declared a General Emergency.

  • Plant Hatch

    General Emergency - The most serious of the four NRC classifications. Radioactive material could be released outside the plant site. State and local authorities will take action to protect the public. Sirens may be sounded and local radio and television stations will provide information and instructions. If you're in an affected area, you will be notified by your state and local officials about any actions you need to take.
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  • Plant Hatch

    Alert - An event has occurred that could reduce the plant's level of safety. There should be no danger to the public. County and state officials will be involved and prepared for any necessary response. You will not need to take any actions unless directed to by state and local officials. Safety is the first priority at all nuclear plants – safety of plant operations, safety of employees, and most importantly, safety of plant neighbors.
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  • Plant Hatch

    Site Area Emergency - An event has occurred that could involve major problems with the plant systems. Local radio and television stations in the area will provide information and instructions. If you're in an affected area, you will be notified by your NOAA weather radio and state and local officials about any actions you need to take.
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  • Plant Hatch

    Unusual Event - A notification of unusual event classification means there is a minor problem at the plant. Because of strict federal regulations, many situations occur that qualify as unusual events. Unusual events pose no danger to the public. You will not need to take any actions unless directed to by state and local officials.
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For information about activities and conditions in the area surrounding Plant Hatch:

  • Call the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) at 1-800-879-4362 or 404-635-7200

For information on current conditions at Plant Hatch:

  • Call our recorded information line at 1-800-262-5283

Public Safety

Safety of plant operations, safety of employees, and most importantly, safety of plant neighbors.


Real-Time and Plant Photos

Safety was the foremost concern during plant design and construction, and safety is emphasized constantly in employee training, monitoring and controls, safety systems testing, and communication between operators, utility owners, system suppliers and regulators.

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Public Information

Georgia Power will provide information about its response to the event and current conditions at the plant. The utility only has authority to speak about conditions at the plant itself.

Plant Hatch Ownership

The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, located near Baxley in southeastern Georgia, is one of two nuclear facilities in the state. It was built and is co-owned by Georgia Power (50.1%), Oglethorpe Power (30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (17.7%) and Dalton Utilities (2.2%). The plant is operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). Southern Nuclear is a subsidiary of Southern Company.

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In the event of an accident at Plant Hatch, county and state emergency management agencies will provide direction to the public about what actions, if any, they should take. Many agencies will work together to assist the plant and surrounding communities.

For The Media

In an emergency at Plant Hatch, information will initially come from the Corporate Media Center at the Georgia Power headquarters in Atlanta, GA, until the Joint Information Center (JIC) near Vidalia, Ga., is activated. Once the JIC is activated, representatives from Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear, along with county, state and federal officials responding to the emergency, would disseminate information and hold joint news briefings there.

Plant Hatch Media Guide

Safety is the first priority at all nuclear plants – safety of plant operations, safety of employees, and most importantly, safety of plant neighbors.

Directions to the JIC and phone numbers for key contacts are listed in the Media Guide on the website in the section "News Media Contacts and Directions."

Nuclear energy is a proven and innovative technology, with more than 50 years of safe, reliable operation in the United States. The nuclear industry is one of the safest industrial working environments in the nation. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the commercial and institutional uses of nuclear energy, including nuclear power plants.

The NRC monitors plant performance according to three strategic areas: reactor safety, radiation safety and security. Highly trained, independent NRC inspectors are on-site at each plant to provide oversight of plant operations, maintenance, equipment replacement and training. All plant performance results are available to the public on the NRC's website.

Press Releases

To hear the latest information about plant conditions, call our recorded information line at 1-800-262-5283.

Plant Hatch Media Guide

A guide for journalists.

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Operating Diagrams

Plant Hatch's system.

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