Entergy Announces Force-on-Force Drills at Indian Point Energy Center
Oct. 10, 2019
Buchanan – Entergy will be conducting security drills at the Indian Point Energy Center during the evenings of Thurs., Oct. 10 and Tues., Oct. 15, using weapons that simulate the sound of actual gunfire. During the drills, people near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out the activities.
Local law enforcement has been notified about the drills.
Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the drills known as “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems involve the use of laser “bullets” and vests with laser-detection equipment, which duplicate the effects, including the sound of live ammunition. MILES gear is used for military and counter-terrorism training across the country to make it as realistic as possible without using real bullets.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.