An emergency management exercise will be held Wednesday (June 8) at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, and the public is alerted that some off-site activities — such as environmental sampling — are part of the drill.
The exercise will involve personnel from the National Nuclear Security Administration and Consolidated Nuclear Security — the government’s managing contractor at Y-12 — as well as emergency responders from federal, state and local entities.
A Y-12 news release said Wednesday’s event is part of emergency exercises conducted regularly at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities.
“These exercises test the ability of emergency personnel to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations, and ensure that the public, Y-12 employees and the environment would be protected in the event of an actual emergency at the Oak Ridge Reservation,” the announcement stated.
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