Sunday, November 15, 2009

Emergency preparedness exercise at Exelon's Nuclear Limerick Generating Station

A weeklong emergency preparedness exercise will begin Monday at Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station.

Held every other year, the drills test the government's ability to protect public health and safety.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate state and local emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile emergency-planning zone around the nuclear facility.

FEMA will present preliminary findings in a public briefing Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Reading, 150 N. Park Road, Wyomissing.

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 about 120 days after the exercise.

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