Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Information

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A portion of northern Harford County lies within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania.  Residents in the EPZ must prepare for shelter-in-place or evacuation, in case the facility is ever impacted If you reside within Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 as indicated on the map at the bottom of this page, special emergency plans have been developed to ensure your safety in the event of a nuclear incident at Peach Bottom.  The single most important step you can make to ensure the safety of you and your family is to register your cell phone and email address with the county’s Connect-CTY Emergency Notification System.  Emergency Services can reach every registered contact quickly and efficiently to keep you out of harm’s way. To register for the Connect-CTY service, simply go to our sign up page here and enter your information, easily and securely.  Your information will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

What to do When Emergency Notification is Given: 

Shelter-in-Place: When instructed to shelter-in-place, go inside and stay there.  Close all windows and doors and shut off any systems that draw in outside air. If traveling, close all windows and vents. 

Evacuation: If an evacuation is ordered, those in the affected area will be instructed to proceed to one of the two following Reception Centers: 

APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College
  • Take local roads to Route 136.  Turn Right onto Cool Spring Road.  Make a left onto Thomas Run Road.  The college is 2.2 miles on the left.  Signs at the site will direct you to the facility.
Fallston High School
  • Take local roads to either Route 24 or Route 543 and continue until reaching Route 1.  Follow Route 1 south then turn right onto Route 152.  Turn right onto Carrs Mill Road and take the first right into Fallston High School.  Signs on campus will direct you where to proceed. 
Additional emergency instructions and follow-up will be provided at the Reception Centers.  A wide range of further information regarding emergency preparedness for those within the Peach Bottom Planning Zone is available online on the Harford County Emergency Services’ website at

When You Hear the Sirens, emergency instructions will be provided on:
  • WXCY – 103.7FM
  • WHFC – 91.1FM
  • Harford Cable Network (Comcast Channel 21, Armstrong Channel 7, Verizon Channel 31)
  • (Emergency Services’ website)
  • (Harford County Government’s website)
  • 410-838-5800 (Harford County Emergency Information Hotline)
Peach Bottom Zones Map