October 12, 2010

Entergy Announces Security Excercises at Indian Point Energy Center

Buchanan, NY - Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian Point Energy Center this evening using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. During the drills, persons near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out simulated attack scenarios that are intended to be as realistic as possible.

Local law enforcement agencies have been informed of the events.

Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the exercise known as "MILES" gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. They use laser "bullets" and vests with laser-detection equipment, and duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition. MILES gear is used for military and counter-terrorism training across the country to be as realistic as possible without using real bullets.