BUCHANAN – Indian Point security officers will be participating in scheduled training drills and weapon testing at the facility beginning today, August 18, and occurring on several weekdays over the next three weeks.
The public may hear the sound of artificial gunfire from simulated weaponry used during the drills and testing, officials said. The drills will culminate with Nuclear Regulatory Commission-evaluated security exercises during the week of August 31, where the plant’s security capabilities will be tested.
Local law enforcement agencies have been notified of the events.
Security officers will use Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems
gear during the drill. The devices use a special laser weapon which duplicates
the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition. That equipment is
used for military and counter-terrorism training nationwide.