Farley Nuclear Plant Making Some Changes

UPDATED 5:15 p.m.

Farley Nuclear Plant is 1,800 acres but it covers much more.

"We have 6 lines that leave plant Farley delivering electricity to our Alabama power and Georgia power customers, " says Neecie Tarrant, Communications Coordinator at Farley Nuclear Plant.

"We do a lot to be ready for an emergency, we run routine drills and exercises out here at the plant that test different aspects of our plan. So if something happens at 2 in the morning, we've already done it, we've drilled it, we exercised it and my emergency response organization knows what to do, " Dennis Drawbaugh, Emergency Preparedness Supervisor at Farley Nuclear Plant.

The plant has expanded their protection area and has added some new buildings.

With all the work and updates, they are providing jobs to more 900 nuclear employees.

"Farley's been a long term community partner in the communities of Henry county, Houston county, and Early county, " says Tarrant.

Protection for those communities during an emergency are at the top of Farley's priority list.

"We also have certain facilities and equipment that are especially designed for use during emergencies with back up communications capabilities, back up power, filtered ventilation, " says Drawbaugh.

With all the precautions taken to ensure safety, Farley officials say you can never be too prepared.

"We need to keep emergency preparedness in their forefront everyday as their out here at the plant for that one time that somethings going to happen that they are going to be prepared."

Preparedness that will keep the Wiregrass ready for anything.

If you would like a tour of Farley Nuclear Plant, you can call 334 814 4899.

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Farley Nuclear Plant hosted their Media Day.

Victoria Rosa was out there today and spoke with employees about the changes that have been made at the plant over the past couple of years.

Tune in to News 4 at Five to find out what those changes are.


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