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MEDIA ADVISORY: Research reactor to hold emergency drill

June 3rd, 2019

Story Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212,

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 (MURR).

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

WHEN & WHERE:  The morning of Monday, June 3.

MURR is located at 1513 Research Park Drive, just south of Stadium Boulevard and west of Providence Road. No media will be allowed inside the emergency site during the drill.

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

 NOTE:  In the event of severe weather on June 3, the drill will be rescheduled for June 10.