LUSBY, Md. (July 15, 2008)—Local, state, and federal officials are conducting a drill today involving the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Calvert County. The drill is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and should end around 3:00 p.m.
Federal, state and local drill officials say they will conduct this exercise to test the ability of plant personnel and off-site emergency organizations to respond in case of a plant emergency.
Citizens may observe numerous law enforcement vehicles, fire trucks and other apparatus entering or leaving the facility that day. These vehicles will be traveling routinely without emergency response equipment activated.
Maryland counties within a 10-mile radius of the plant along with the following government agencies are planning to participate in the exercise: the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Officials from the Calvert County Department of Public Safety will lead a large contingent of Calvert county departments and agencies participating. St. Marys County officials will also be participating in the exercise.