Olean Times Herald Energy Department, local law, fire forces included in West Valley virtual drill

December 16, 2020 – Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) conducted a training exercise recently with local emergency response agencies, held virtually due to the COVID‐19 pandemic.

Based on a hypothetical emergency, the exercise tested the skills and response of the local agencies and WVDP’s security force and operational response team. Participants were tested on their ability to minimize the scenario’s potential impact to employees, the public, and the environment. Representatives from Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, Cattaraugus County Special Response Team, and West Valley Volunteer Hose Fire and Rescue took part in the event. Link to article

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