Exercise of Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station Emergency Plans Set for July 12th

SPRINGFIELD – An exercise to test emergency response plans for the area surrounding the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th. Emergency response personnel from the states of Illinois and Iowa, Rock Island County (IL), Whiteside County (IL), Scott County (IA), Clinton County (IA) and Constellation will participate in the exercise.

Any media wishing to participate in the exercise should report to the Joint Information Center (JIC) located at Constellation Headquarters, 4300 Winfield Road in Warrenville. The JIC will be exercising between the hours of approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The media is encouraged to participate in the exercise.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate the units of government during the exercise. FEMA will provide preliminary findings at a meeting on Friday, July 15th, at 12 p.m. at the Quad Cities Station Training Building, 22710 206th Avenue North, Cordova, Illinois. The public and media may attend this meeting.

A packet of informational material is enclosed with this advisory. This material provides information regarding the emergency plans for the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a training session for your staff, especially any new personnel, to discuss the emergency plans, please call the number listed above.

Please post this notice to ensure that all media personnel are advised of the exercise.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA): www.Ready.Illinois.gov