DHS: FEMA to conduct full-scale exercise at NH nuclear power plant Friday

State and local officials within a 10-mile radius of the nuclear power plant will participate in the full-scale exercise

SEABROOK, New Hampshire (INTELLIHUB) — Under authority from the Department of Homeland Security and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, FEMA will be conducting a full-scale exercise at the NextEra Energy Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant this Friday.

“This exercise allows federal teams to examine the ability of the participating local, state and utility officials to protect the health and safety of the public living near the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in the event of a radiological release,” according to a FEMA spokesperson.

“FEMA will observe and evaluate governmental responses. The NRC will observe and evaluate the on-site performance of Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant staff.”

Officials within a 10-mile radius of the nuclear power plant will all be participating.

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