ABSTRACT

Final Exercise Report: Watts Bar Nuclear Plant [November 5-6, 2003]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On November 5 and 6, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region IV, conducted a full participation ingestion exposure pathway exercise for the emergency planning zone (EPZ) around the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN). The purpose of the exercise was to assess the level of State and local preparedness in responding to a radiological emergency. This exercise was held in accordance with FEMA's policies and guidance concerning the exercise of Tennessee's Multi-Jurisdictional Radiological Emergency Response Plan (MJRERP) and associated procedures. [...] No Deficiencies were identified, however, one Area Requiring Corrective Actions (ARCA) was identified concerning the content of the initial EAS message. Three ARCAs were corrected during this exercise, those ARCAs concerned: 1) TEMA [Tennessee Emergency Management Agency] simultaneously communicating protective action decisions (PAD) to the counties and public; 2) McMinn County delayed taking action to support the evacuation order; and 3) evacuee monitors were not adequately trained at the Roane County Mass Care Shelter."

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Date:
2004-02-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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Ingestion Exposure Pathway Exercise. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, and Roane Counties, TN. November 5-6, 2003
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