Members from WTVFD demonstrated to FEMA, PEMA, NEC, Luzerne County EMA and PPL the ability and site prep for an emergency at the Susquehanna Steam Nuclear Facility located in Salem Twp. Station 189, WTVFD, is one of the decon stations certified by FEMA, PEMA and PPL to decon Radiological Hazards. In the event of an emergency or release of a Radiological nature from the Nuclear Power Station in Berwick, our station, without endangering any other emergency operation, becomes the decon site for anyone working inside the 10 mile evacuation radius of the PPL Nuclear Power Station in Salem Twp, PA.
The evaluation went very well and no deficiencies were noted. All agencies were satisfied with the ability to handle the situations presented and all were mitigated without any issues.
Thank you to all who were able to help and prep and participate.