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FEMA officials inspect Callaway County power plant

The final report from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, won’t come out for another 90 days.

FEMA officials said during Tuesday’s drill at the power plant they evaluated several different items. They include making sure everything at the plant is in order, ensuring response teams could handle an emergency situation and seeing that the public would not be in jeopardy if something did go wrong.

“We take certain elements of a plan and then we go out in the field and we evaluate performance. Now, we might also find some flaws in the plan and it that’s something minor we will follow up on it,” said Chuck Gregg with FEMA.

Gregg said during the drills on Tuesday they found nothing significant as far as flaws, or at least nothing that would cause the public to worry.

“This particular threat that you have with a nuclear incident requires special response and technique and expertise,” said Gregg.

He said most of the people who would respond to a nuclear plant are first responders who are in the field everyday.

Fortunately, these types of incidents are rare in the United States.

“You know we feel very confident that all of the organizations that were involved could respond in a timely manner and their goal would be just like they are for any other type of threat or hazard and to protect the public,” said Gregg.

He also asks that the public do their part in reading the recommendations FEMA puts out each year.

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