November 13, 2012

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Security exercises at Indian Point

BUCHANAN – Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian Point nuclear power plant during part of the day and evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14 using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire, Entergy announced.

During the drill, persons near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out simulated attack scenarios.

Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the exercise known as “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems.  They use laser “bullets” and vests with laser-detection equipment, and duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunitions.

MILES gear is used for military and counter-terrorism training across the country to be as realistic as possible without using real bullets.

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