Entergy to Conduct Planned Security Training Exercises at Indian Point
Buchanan, N.Y. – Entergy will be conducting security training drills using weapons that simulate gunfire at the Indian Point Energy Center during the evenings of September 17 and September 18. During the drills, people near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out the training.
Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the exercise 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.
Local law enforcement has been notified about the drills.
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.