TVA to conduct emergency preparedness training at nuclear power plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and other federal, state and local agencies will conduct a scheduled emergency preparedness exercise for the two-unit, 2,282 MW Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Tennessee on Oct. 3.

The exercise will involve more than 1,000 TVA and state of Tennessee employees and emergency responders. Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will evaluate responders on the appropriateness of their actions to ensure the health and safety of the public.

Utilities operating nuclear power plants are required by the NRC to conduct emergency exercises annually. Every two years, FEMA evaluates the readiness of state and local agencies.

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