After Action Report: Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise, Hatch Nuclear Plant [October 17, 2017]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program staff evaluated a plume-exposure-pathway exercise for the 10-mile emergency planning zone for the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant. The Hatch Nuclear Plant is located in Appling County, approximately eleven miles north of Baxley, Georgia, and is operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company. The Hatch Nuclear Plant emergency planning zone is divided into sixteen emergency response planning zones. The 10-mile emergency planning zone encompasses portions of Appling, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, and Toombs Counties, with an emergency planning zone population of approximately 8,700 residents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's overall objective of the exercise was to assess the level of state and local preparedness in responding to a radiological emergency at the Hatch Nuclear Plant. The exercise was conducted in accordance with Federal Emergency Management Agency policies and guidance concerning the exercise of state and local radiological emergency response plans and procedures. The previous federally evaluated exercise at this site was conducted on December 9, 2015. [...] All jurisdictions met their exercise objectives and successfully demonstrated the corresponding core capabilities identified in Section 2.2 of this report. Federal Emergency Management Agency staff did not identify any level 1 or level 2 findings during this exercise."

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Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Appling, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, and Toombs Counties, GA. October 17, 2017
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