Final After Action Report: Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant [October 22, 2019]   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On October 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV, Radiological Emergency Preparedness [REP] 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 Company. [...] 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 October 17, 2017. [...] All jurisdictions demonstrated their objectives and the corresponding core capabilities identified in Section 2.2 of this report. Federal Emergency Management Agency staff did not identify any level 1 findings during this exercise; however, one level 2 finding was identified. The level 2 finding was related to emergency workers demonstrating incorrect monitoring and decontamination techniques and unfamiliarity with radiological exposure limits and the use of potassium iodide. The Federal Emergency Management Agency REP staff has worked with the State of Georgia on the development of a schedule of corrective actions to address the level 2 finding."

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Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise. Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Appling, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, and Toombs Counties, GA. October 22, 2019
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