LITTLE ROCK, AR- Tomorrow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center will take part in a drill testing how well they could handle the flow of casualties from an event at the nuclear power plant in Russellville.
More than two dozen personnel will take part in the drill, which starts at 9:30 a.m.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Arkansas Department of Health and Energy will take part, observing and grading the performance of the operation.
The simulated arrival of injured patients at the UAMS Medical Center Emergency Department will be at 9:45 a.m.
FEMA and ADH officials assess and grade the UAMS Medical Center ervery two years.
The exercise gauges how well responders receive, decontaminate and monitor patients exposed to and contaminated by radioactive materials and radiation in a simulation and drill.