North Anna Power Station Exercise Set for February 9

February 3, 2016  //  

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Dominion Virginia Power will conduct a full-scale exercise Feb. 9 at the North Anna Power Station to demonstrate their ability to protect public health and safety in the unlikely event of a radiological emergency. The exercise will involve Dominion Virginia Power personnel and nearly two dozen local, state and federal agencies.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management will lead the Virginia Operations Plan Exercise, a simulated radiological emergency, to help state and local governments test their response procedures. These annual exercises rotate between the Surry and North Anna nuclear power stations.

Response agencies and government representatives will role-play their emergency operations functions from state and local government emergency operations centers. Participating localities include Caroline, Hanover, Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania counties.

Residents may see emergency response teams and their vehicles participating in the exercise on the roads near the North Anna Power Station, as well as additional traffic on Courthouse Road (Route 208), Kentucky Sprints Road (Route 652) and Haley Drive (Route 700). Activities may include law enforcement personnel practicing traffic control measures in the field and local and state radiological monitoring teams taking simulated field readings and communicating via radio.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will monitor the exercise’s progress and conduct an in-depth analysis of the results, outlining any areas that may need improvement. FEMA will review the success of the exercise at a public meeting on Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Va. 23235.

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Contact Information:
Name: Dawn Eischen
Phone: (804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
Email: Dawn.Eischen@vdem.virginia.gov
Address: 10501 Trade Court | Richmond, Virginia | 23226

Name: Rick Zuercher (Dominion Virginia Power)
Phone: 804-273-3825
Email: Rick.Zuercher@dom.com

 

 

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