Vermont Yankee Ingestion Pathway Exercise 2011


About this Exercise

Situation Update:

Mar. 09 (1030) - Yesterday morning, Vermont Emergency Management notified the residents of towns surrounding Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station about a release of radiation from the plant. Before the release, school children in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro and Vernon were transported to the State Reception Center at Bellows Falls Union High School. Residents of Guilford, Halifax and Vernon were evacuated, and residents of Brattleboro and Marlboro were instructed to take shelter indoors.

A state team of experts is taking environmental samples to determine the extent of contamination. At this time Vernon, Guilford and Halifax are restricted areas. This means that no one without authorization can enter the area. State and local officials are working to determine when it is safe for essential workers to re-enter the restricted zone.

Stay tuned to TV and radio Emergency Alert Stations

Public Information Line: Dial 2-1-1

About The Exercise

On March 8 and 9, the Vermont Department of Health will test its capacity for crisis and emergency risk communication with the public and health care providers in the event of an airborne release of radiation from Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.

During this exercise, the Health Operations Center at 108 Cherry Street will work to support the State Emergency Operations Center and its Joint Information Center in Waterbury with health-related information, and will simulate direct communication with hospitals and health care providers through its Health Alert Network system and other means. You can follow this exercise as it progresses here.

This site documents the simulated events as they unfold. This is NOT a real event.