Dozens of local, state, and federal agencies have begun conducting “a major radiological incident exercise” in Austin, Texas.
The Cobalt Magnet 22 exercise is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration in partnership with the Austin Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office, bringing 30 agencies together in a field training exercise to combat threats of radiological attacks
Reminder: This week, @NNSANews radiological incident response personnel, with Austin HSEM and other federal, state and local partners, will participate in Cobalt Magnet, a large consequence management field training exercise. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/P3BD8Ei1UN
— Austin Emergency Management (@AustinHSEM) May 16, 2022
Austin Emergency Management tweeted the exercise will take place in various locations around the metro area this week. “You may see people in protective clothing using equipment and/or low-flying aircraft,” the local agency said, adding “It’s just an exercise.” – READ MORE