Nuclear drill details trickle in

We now know a little more about details behind today’s full-scale emergency drill at Prairie Island nuclear plant: The fictional scenario involves a “toxic release” somewhere inside the plant. The public is not in danger — yet, at least — though school children are being evacuated to Hastings.

The information was released through a series of press release mock-ups sent as part of the drill. What’s more, the drill apparently includes reaction to would-be media reports that terrorists were behind the emergency. The state emphatically denies the allegations in another release.

Interested in seeing more? The press releases are posted below. (At least we think so. We’re just beginning to use the blog’s new WordPress format, which is a little different. Bear with us … )

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