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Public meeting set to discuss results of nuclear power plant exercise

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state of Kansas, and Coffey County, Kan., will participate in a one-day exercise Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Wolf Creek Generating Station, near Burlington, Kan. The routine exercise will test the abilities of the state of Kansas, the utility, and the participating county to protect the health and safety of the public living and working in the vicinity of the generating station.

The exercise is required every two years to test state and local radiological emergency preparedness and response plans. It will require the activation of emergency facilities by the participating state and local officials. The activities of state, county, and local governments will be observed and evaluated by the FEMA Region 7 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program. Wolf Creek Generating Station on-site performance will be observed and evaluated by officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

A public meeting will be held to discuss the full-scale response exercise process at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at the Coffey County Library, 410 Juniatta, Burlington. The process of evaluating the full-scale response exercise takes months, so the preliminary findings are expected to be limited in scope. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.

Representatives from FEMA Region 7 will chair the meeting and explain the exercise process. A representative from the NRC Region 4 office will discuss activities conducted on-site at the power plant during the exercise.

Information thanks to FEMA.

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