Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
TMI to conduct emergency drill today
The Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant is set to conduct an emergency drill beginning late this afternoon and continuing until about 10:00 p.m. The drill will involve plant personnel and outside organizations including federal regulators, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, State Police, and schools within a 10-mile radius of the plant.
Part of a plan to ensure emergency workers on- and off-site can be ready to respond in the event of a real emergency, the drill will simulate a variety of emergency scenarios and will include announcements from the plant’s public address system. Federal officials will evaluate the responders' performances.
Off-site emergency sirens will not be used during the drill.