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MEDIA ADVISORY: Research Reactor to Hold Simulation

June 17th, 2013

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

EDITOR’S NOTE: To prevent the public from thinking this drill is an actual emergency, any help you can provide in publicizing this event in advance will be of service to the community and greatly appreciated by the University.

WHAT: An emergency simulation at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center

WHO: Participating agencies include the Columbia Fire Department, Joint Communications, reactor staff, MU Police Department, University Hospital and Clinics, MU Environmental Health and Safety, and MU News Bureau.

WHEN: The morning of Monday, June 17.

WHERE: MU Research Reactor Center (just south of Stadium Boulevard, west of Providence Road). No media will be allowed inside the emergency site area during the simulation.

WHY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires facilities such as the MU Research Reactor to conduct an emergency preparedness drill with outside support groups every two years. These drills include the emergency response and support organizations outside the reactor that normally would be involved in a real emergency.