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Harford officials test responses to attack on nearby nuclear power plant
Harford officials test responses to attack on nearby nuclear power plant

Harford County's Emergency Operations Center a few miles north of Bel Air was packed Tuesday, as county, state and municipal emergency officials responded to an attack on the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in nearby Delta, Pa. To the good fortune of everyone in the room and those living in the communities surrounding the nuclear power plant, it was a mock attack designed to test the readiness of various emergency response systems. "This is a drill," Rick Ayers, Harford's deputy director of emergency services and the county's emergency manager, repeated throughout the exercise, which began shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday and extended into Wednesday. Once the EOC...

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