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Kewaunee, Manitowoc counties team up for nuclear plant emergency drill

Even though Point Beach Nuclear Plant is located in Two Rivers, Wis., you will still see some impact on how Kewaunee County reacts if incidents occur there. The emergency management departments for Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties along with the state will conduct Hostile Action Based emergency response exercises on August 15th at the nuclear power plant so they can be evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The training covers what would happen if there is an act towards a nuclear power plant or its personnel that includes the use of violent forces to destroy equipment or take hostages. Since Kewaunee County is located within a 10-mile radius of the power plant, it is required to partake in the exercise, which includes setting up a reception area for personnel to use to receive proper protective equipment and be monitored for potential radiological contamination. Kewaunee County Emergency Management Director Tracy Nollenberg says approximately 80 employees and volunteers will participate in the exercise which is happening for the first time in eight years.

The reception center will be set up at Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School for the drill. The general public may see emergency teams out and about in addition to several government vehicles during the August 15th drill date. 


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