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City, county, state conduct nuclear plant emergency drill

News Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
City, county, state conduct nuclear plant emergency drill
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Multiple organizations from Red Wing, Goodhue County and the state conducted a nuclear plant emergency drill Tuesday.

It's something done every two years "as a way of updating processes and issues that may have developed," city emergency management director Roger Hand said after the drill.

Representatives from area organizations -- including Red Wing School District, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Prairie Island Indian Community, Xcel Energy, Red Wing Police, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office and others -- gathered at the Emergency Operations Center in Red Wing at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

They went through the processes they would follow if there really was a nuclear emergency. In coming weeks, recommendations from representatives and activity logs kept by them will be evaluated, Hand said.

"It went very well," Hand said of the drill.