SANATOGA PA – The emergency operations center for Lower Pottsgrove Township, located in the municipal building at 2199 Buchert Rd., Sanatoga PA, has received new equipment purchased with grant money provided under the Radiation Protection Act (Act 147) of 1984, township Acting Police Chief Michael Foltz recently reported to the Board of Commissioners.
The center now includes an all-in-one printer-fax-copier-scanner, a high-definition television and its accompanying cables and mounting brackets, and two cordless telephone systems. Foltz said the purchase of weather monitoring equipment for the center is still pending.
The 28-year-old act established a statewide radiation protection program that included licensing and registration for facilities that produced radiation, a nuclear safety program, and emergency response capability and remediation action programs, according to Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Radiation Protection.
Money is annually set aside by the state to help equip municipalities to prepare for potential radiation emergencies. Lower Pottsgrove qualified because its operation center would direct first responders in case of an emergency involving Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station.
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