FEMA to hold meeting to go over results of Diablo Canyon emergency exercise

newsroom@thetribunenews.comNovember 6, 2012 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold a public meeting Friday to present preliminary findings on the performance of a full-scale emergency exercise at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Members of the public may attend the meeting which begins at 11 a.m. in the plant’s joint information center at 1133 Kansas Ave., San Luis Obispo. Representatives from FEMA will chair the meeting and present the preliminary findings. The meeting will take place two days after the emergency exercise concludes. Exercise participants include the State of California, the County of San Luis Obispo, and the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. This exercise allows federal teams to examine the ability of the participating county, state and utility officials to protect the health and safety of the public living near Diablo Canyon in the event of a radiological release. FEMA will observe and evaluate the off-site plans and exercise for state and counties. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will observe and evaluate the on-site performance of plant personnel. The exercise will require activation of emergency operations in San Luis Obispo County, the San Luis Coastal Unified School District, and the State of California.

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