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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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_River_Site 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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