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Pantex activates Emergency Response Organization to unexpected event, no offsite impact

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According to ABC7 News, the Pantex plant has activated its Emergency Response Organization to respond unexpected event at the plant.

According to a press release from the plant, at this time there appears to be no offsite impact or need for the public to take any action. Officials are calling it an operational emergency.

The Pantex onsite response effort is being conducted by the ERO, a highly-trained group of employees with detailed knowledge of plant operations and emergency response procedures, according to the release. These employees represent plant functions such as security, logistics, safety, medical response, radiological assessment, firefighting, operations and public information.

Additionally, local Emergency Management agencies in Armstrong County, Carson County, Amarillo/Potter/Randall Office of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of Public Safety have been notified of the event and are taking appropriate actions.

Pantex says they will release more information as soon as possible.

Pantex tweeted the following:

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