After Action Report/Improvement Plan: Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station [September 25, 2012] [open pdf - 7MB]
From the Executive Summary: "On September 25 - 26, 2012, an out-of-sequence medical services drill, a reception center, and a emergency worker monitoring and decontamination operation drill were conducted for the Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station (W3) located near New Orleans, Louisiana. Personnel from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Region VI, evaluated all activities. The purpose of the drills was to assess the level of preparedness of local responders to react to a simulated radiological emergency at W3. The previous exercise at this site was a Plume Exercise conducted on December 7, 2011. Personnel from the State of Louisiana, the American Red Cross, W3, Lafourche Fire Protection District #1, Central Lafourche High School, West Jefferson Medical Center, and St. Charles Parish Hospital Emergency Medical Services participated in the drills. Evaluation Areas demonstrated included: Emergency Operations/Facilities, Protective Action Implementation, and Support Operations/Facilities. Cooperation and teamwork of all the participants was evident during the drills, and DHS/FEMA wishes to acknowledge these efforts. This report contains the final evaluation of the out-of-sequence drills. The participants demonstrated knowledge of their emergency response plans and procedures and adequately implemented them. No Deficiencies, no Areas Requiring Corrective Action (ARCAs) were observed. One Plan Issue (70-12-1c1-P-01) was identified as a result of the Lafourche Emergency Worker Monitoring and Decontamination drill. (An update to the plans and procedures resolved this issue.)"
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
Out of Sequence Medical Services Drill. Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station, St. Charles Parish and LaFourche Parish, LA. September 25, 2012