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    I was driving home from work this evening when the local news announced that Indian Point is conducting a terrorist drill through friday this week. It only caught my attention when the news reader announced that people living near the plant were advised to ignore any loud explosions coming from the plant. Any Westchester, Putnam or Rockland county first responders involved?? If so, what kind of trainngg or support is expected/provided?? I live within the 10 mile radius for evac (a joke) and curious if any local agencies are involved.

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    Apparently, no local fire or EMS agencies will participate

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) - Amid controversy about safety at Indian
    Point, the nuclear power plant's owners began an exercise Tuesday,
    staging a mock terrorist attack on the facility to help analyze
    their defensive strategies.
    The exercise, which is expected to end on Friday, includes
    face-to-face combat tactics using laser-equipped combat simulation
    gear borrowed from the Department of Energy. Officials will also
    use tabletop exercises to analyze the facility's defensive
    strategies, the plant's owner, the Entergy Corp., said in a
    statement.
    Those living near the plant were told not to worry if they hear
    explosions.
    For security and safety reasons, access to the plants was
    severely limited, Entergy said, and the media was asked to stay
    away.
    Officials monitoring the exercise include representatives from
    the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Giuliani Partners, a consulting
    firm; and a variety of state and federal law enforcement agencies.
    The NRC will determine whether Indian Point's security plan met
    its objectives, and will decide whether or not to make the results
    of the test public, Entergy said.
    A spokesman for the NRC has said the exercise is not a pass-fail
    type of test, but will be used to determine any weaknesses in the
    plant's defense.
    Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, security at Indian
    Point has become a major worry in the northern suburbs. Most of the
    concern has focused on evacuation plans around the reactors, but
    there has also been criticism of security on the grounds.
    Officials in the four counties closest to the plant -
    Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange - had refused to certify
    the plant's emergency plans, but the Federal Emergency Management
    Agency approved the plans last week, effectively overriding local
    opposition.
    Gov. George Pataki said Tuesday that he had "real concerns"
    about the situation at Indian Point, and will address them further
    down the road.
    Opposition had grown since the release in January of a review by
    James Lee Witt, a former FEMA director now working as a private
    consultant, who found the site's evacuation plans did not properly
    address the possible effects of a terrorist attack.

    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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      Re: Indian Point Security Drill

      Originally posted by black47
      Any Westchester, Putnam or Rockland county first responders involved?? If so, what kind of trainngg or support is expected/provided??
      For this particular drill there are no outside agencies involved (with the exception of maybe the NRC and the county and possibly state OEM.

      My agency is with in the 10 mile hot zone. The Westchester County OEM distributed and provided training on various radiological detection equiptment. This training started last year and there has been continuous training provided by the OEM.
      Last edited by SFDchief; 07-30-2003, 02:02 PM.

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