DHSEM REP Conducts Drill with Nuclear Power Plant

5/6/2019

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Conducts Drill with Beaver Valley Power Station to Strengthen Core Capabilities
BVPS Drill Watch Center.jpgCharleston, W.Va. – The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) partnered with Hancock County Emergency Management and the Beaver Valley Power Station (BVPS) in Shippingport, Pa. to conduct a drill testing our response capabilities.
This specific drill addressed working with the DHSEM Watch Center on operational communications and coordination between DHSEM-REP, Hancock County, BVPS and other state agency partners.
“Exercising these skills and working with our partners allows us to better protect over 120 thousand West Virginians in the Northern Panhandle Risk areas,” said DHSEM Director Michael Todorovich.
Drills are conducted once per quarter by BVPS to exercise their staff and our core capabilities per the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program. Exercising different skills in each drill helps identify problem areas, make corrections and improve the plan.
 
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For more information, contact the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Public Information Officer Lora D. Lipscomb at: (304) 558-5380 or email: lora.d.lipscomb@wv.gov or the West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office at: (304) 561-6762 or email: holli.r.nelson.mil@mail.mil


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Lora Lipscomb, WVDHSEM Public Information Officer