State and local agencies, Dominion Energy, will hold July 17 radiological exercise

July 13, 2018  //  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2018

RICHMOND— Emergency response personnel from several Virginia agencies, local governments and Dominion Energy will hold a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise on July 17 with the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County.

The Virginia Operations Plan Exercise (VOPEX) will involve localities within 10 miles of the power station to include the counties of Caroline, Hanover, Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania. The Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) will participate which includes the state departments of Emergency Management, Health, State Police, Transportation, Social Services, Military Affairs, and Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The full-scale exercise will test and assess emergency operations functions, and emergency response capabilities, at the local and state level. The exercise will be evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for use in licensing decisions. The final report will be available to the public approximately 120 days after the exercise.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund