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Plant's performance on test lauded

Plant's performance on test lauded

May 14th, 2011 in News

The final results won't be known for another three months, but federal officials say the preliminary results of a disaster-response test at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant shows the state of Missouri has done "an outstanding job."

"This is one of the better exercises we've had," said Paul Elkmann a senior inspector with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

At a briefing at the Ike Skelton Training Center on Friday morning, NRC officials - along with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Ameren Missouri, which owns the Callaway Plant - said the preliminary findings from the test held May 11 show the plant and surrounding communities have the capabilities to handle an emergency at the plant.