DOE-NNSA and State of TN Participate in Regional CAPSTONE Exercise

Posted: June 2, 2014 - 8:21am

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Radiological Assistance Program, and the State of Tennessee’s Offices of Emergency Management & Division of Radiological Health will participate in a Regional CAPSTONE exercise with activities to be conducted by Field Monitoring Teams in the public sector on Thursday, June 5.

During the environmental field monitoring and sampling activities, approximately 20 response personnel using radiation detection instrumentation and taking samples (soil, water, vegetation, etc.), may be visible by the public in the vicinity of neighborhoods and businesses north of Interstate I‑40 and the Pellissippi interchange. The exercise scope is designed to focus on conducting contamination monitoring activities with the intent for the state and DOE/NNSA RAP Field Monitoring Teams to work together to improve the nation’s preparedness in responding to incidents involving the release of radiological materials.

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