Watts Bar Emergency Exercise to Involve TVA, Federal, State and Local Agencies

December 06, 2017

SPRING CITY, Tenn.­­ — Emergency responders from federal, state and local agencies will join Tennessee Valley Authority personnel in an emergency preparedness graded exercise involving the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant on Wednesday, December 13.

The exercise is part of an ongoing series of training drills and exercises required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure an effective and coordinated response to protect the health and safety of the public in the unlikely event of an emergency at Watts Bar.

The graded exercise will involve hundreds of personnel working in multiple locations, including near the plant. Residents may see increased vehicle traffic in the local area and may hear on- and off-site sirens briefly activated during the exercise.

Results of the exercise will be shared at a public meeting on Friday, December 15, at 11 a.m. EST, at the Comfort Inn in Athens, Tennessee.

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Jim Hopson
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

(865) 632-8860