Penn State Harrisburg

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.