Why is the County Department of Agriculture involved in emergency preparedness planning concerning Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant?
Our Department has a role in the protection of the public’s health and safety during any type of disaster, not just incidents at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. An emergency at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant could potentially affect local agriculture. We work closely with the local Office of Emergency Services to have emergency response plans in place to protect and inform the public and agriculturalists about ways to protect themselves, the community and the great reputation the ag industry has locally, state, nation and worldwide. Our knowledge of local ag production, marketing, harvest dates, sales and storage locations and extensive maps of production areas and facilities assist decision makers in the evaluation of the best measures to take to protect the public’s health and safety.