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Township Prepares For Drill Six Months Away

SANATOGA PA – A regularly scheduled drill that focuses on readiness for an emergency at the Limerick Generating Station nuclear power plants, and that involves local first-responders overseen by officials from federal and state emergency management agencies, is six months away. In Lower Pottsgrove, though, township commissioner and emergency management coordinator Ray Lopez and his team are already working in anticipation of the Nov. 14 (2017) event.

They’ve spent a portion of the past month tweaking the township’s radiological emergency response plan, Lopez told the Board of Commissioners during its May 1 meeting.

The electrical power facility operated by Exelon Corp. at 3146 Sanatoga Rd. straddles the Lower Pottsgrove-Limerick border. Such drills are routine occurrences, and involve not only police, fire, safety, and public health volunteers from the two townships, but also others from across western Montgomery County.

Lopez reported the most recent efforts were devoted to “cleaning up plans” and “ensuring all our equipment meets standards.”

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 1 meeting):

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