Mock Drill at Monticello Nuclear Plant 29 Aug 17

(Learfield News Service/Monticello, MN) Local, state and federal officials will take part in a mock emergency training exercise today (Tuesday) at the Monticello Nuclear Generating plant.

During today’s drill, the state’s Emergency Operations Center in St. Paul will also be activated. Residents will notice a high level of activity in the area as responders carry out their duties during the exercise.

In the unlikely event of a nuclear generating plant incident, emergency responders, state officials, and plant operators need to work together for an efficient and effective response.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security will be evaluating today’s exercise.