TVA sends Sequoyah calendar to 100,000 residents

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee officials are promoting awareness of safety precautions for people who live near nuclear power plants.

Emergency calendars were recently mailed to people who live within 10 miles of the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy. That's in Hamilton County, which is also home to Chattanooga.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, about 100,000 people live and work within the 10-mile radius.

Among precautions noted in the 2013 Sequoyah emergency calendars are for people who evacuate their homes to tie a white cloth on the front door so emergency workers know the house is empty.

TVA tests its plan regularly and will also stage a large-scale drill in 2013 at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City.

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