Va. power station site of emergency-simulation drill

WASHINGTON — A Virginia power station is the site of an emergency-simulation drill Tuesday aimed to demonstrate its ability to protect public health in the event of a radiological emergency.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Dominion Virginia Power will conduct the exercise at the North Anna Power Station in Mineral, Virginia. Dominion employees as well as local, state and federal agencies will be present for the event.

The exercise will simulate a radiological emergency to help state and local governments test their response procedures, according to a VDEM news release.

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).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will monitor the exercise’s progress and conduct an analysis of the results. There will be a public meeting at Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Richmond to discuss the exercise’s results.

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