Feds Begin ‘Major Radiological Incident’ Drill In Austin

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

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