FEMA Gives High Marks for North Anna Nuclear Test

by Associated Press posted Jul 13 2012 1:44PM
  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal emergency preparedness officials say their Virginia counterparts performed flawlessly during a simulated nuclear emergency at the North Anna Power Station.
     The preliminary assessment was offered Friday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency at a meeting in Richmond. FEMA officials reviewed state and local emergency responses during the simulation earlier this month at the nuclear power planted operated by Dominion Virginia Power.
     The Virginia Department of Emergency Management led the exercise. It was intended to test their response to a radiological emergency.
     FEMA's Darrell Hammons described state and local responses as "cohesive" and said there were no missteps that would put at risk public health and safety.
     Personnel from Caroline, Hanover, Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania counties took part in their exercise.
     A final report is pending.
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