East Baton Rogue Parish resides in the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) for
the River Bend Nuclear Power Plant, located in St. Francisville, LA. The East
Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
Preparedness (MOHSEP, along with many other agencies, participate in an
emergency exercise drill with River Bend Station every 2 years to ensure that
the Parish is ready for a radiological/nuclear incident and/or release from the
facility. East Baton Rogue Parish also resides within the 50 mile EPZ for the
Grand Gulf Nuclear Facility in the western part of Mississippi.
If you live in an area that could be affected by an incident at either of the two nuclear facilities you will be alerted that an incident has occurred from sirens in your area.