Multiple Agencies to Participate in WIPP Training Exercise Friday and Saturday

LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL BE PARTCIPATING IN A MASSIVE EXERCISE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT’S A WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT TRANSPORTATION TRAINING EXERCISE. MULTIPLE AGENCIES WILL TRAIN TO RESPOND TO A RADIOLOGICAL INCIDENT INVOLVING A WIPP TRUCK TRANSPORTING MATERIALS TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STORAGE FACILITY OUTSIDE CARLSBAD. THE EXERCISE WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 7AM AND 2PM BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE FORMER SITE OF THE ROSWELL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. WE’RE TOLD THE EXERCISE WILL NOT REQUIRE THE CLOSURE OF ANY PUBLIC STREETS, BUT THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE OF POLICE, FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCY VEHICLES.