FEMA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission representatives will discuss preliminary findings of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station exercise during a public meeting in October.
The conversation will take place during a public meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, located at the Ocean County Airport in Bayville, Berkeley Township.
The annual exercise, planned for Sept. 29, simulates an emergency at the power plant to test the response of plant workers and municipal, county and state agencies.
Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, the county’s emergency management coordinator, said the exercise will test the ability of the county OEM and municipal OEMs to respond to an emergency at the Oyster Creek plant. The 17 municipalities are all within a 10-mile radius of the plant.
This year’s exercise will be overseen and monitored by FEMA.
“The federal agency will look at the actions taken by the participants and will review it for both efficiencies and any deficiencies they may find,” Mastronardy said in a news release.