Y-12 to hold Emergency Management Exercise October 15

Posted: October 13, 2014 - 10:11am

Site’s New Hope Center to be closed to public until noon

Emergency response personnel from the State of Tennessee and the Y‑12 National Security Complex, along with other federal, state and local emergency management personnel, will conduct an emergency management exercise October 15 at Y‑12’s New Hope Center.

Because of the activities associated with the exercise, New Hope Center, located on Scarboro Road, will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. to noon the day of the exercise, as well as East Portal Road from Scarboro Road up to and including Portal 13.

The exercise should be completed by late morning or early afternoon.

Organizations including Anderson County, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Methodist Medical Center, the Oak Ridge Fire and Police departments, and the UT Medical Center also will be participating in the exercise.

This exercise is part of continuing emergency preparedness efforts between Y‑12, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and local emergency response organizations.

Emergency management exercises are conducted on a regular basis by the U.S. Department of Energy facilities in Oak Ridge. These exercises test the ability of emergency personnel to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations, and ensure that the public, employees and the environment would be protected in the event of an actual emergency at the Oak Ridge Reservation.

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