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.