PHILADELPHIA - The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the North Anna Power Station. The exercise will take place during the week of July 9 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.
"These drills are held every other year to evaluate government's ability to protect public health and safety," said MaryAnn Tierney, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region III. "We will assess state and local emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile emergency-planning zone of the nuclear facility."
Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for use in licensing decisions. The final report will be available to the public approximately 120 days after the exercise.
FEMA will present preliminary findings of the exercise in a public meeting at 11:00 am on July 13, 2012at the Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Scheduled speakers include representatives from FEMA, NRC, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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