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Savannah River Nuclear Site “Active Shooter” Exercise Yields Important Lessons Learned – 16 Years After 9/11; Over 60 Years After Opening

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Over 60 years after opening and 16 years after 9/11 Savannah River Site still needs to learn basic security lessons! This exercise was really a basic exercise and very limited in scope. The site covers 310 square miles (800 km2) and has well over 10,000 workers. And they allow deer hunting on site.

They should have figured this out a long time ago: “One of the major goals of this was to ensure the right level of coordination with all the entities involved—and that includes all the off-site units like the FBI, ambulance support and local hospitals,” said Greg Hightower, who is head of drills and exercises within the SRNS Emergency Operations Group. “We’ve learned a lot in terms of communication and command and control.” This sounds like deficiencies and not just a practice drill.

They weren’t very prepared if 13 people died and 15 were injured in…

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August 10, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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