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Radiological Emergency Mock Drill conducted at Hyd airport

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A Radiological Emergency Mock Drill was conducted at the Cargo Terminal of International Airport here.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted this exercise in association with International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and stakeholders from Central and State government, a release from GHIAL said today.

For this drill a scenario was enacted at the cargo terminal, wherein radiological emergency was invoked after the information of some radioactive consignment getting exposed to fire at the cargo terminal. As per the Airport contingency plan, various critical zones were invoked to address the crisis situation and effectively handled in coordination with various agencies, it said.

"This was done with a focus to ascertain response and preparedness based on detection, protection and decontamination of radioactive consignments in case of any incident during movement of such hazardous material at the airport premises - thus saving precious lives and properties," it said.

The Radiological Emergency Mock Drill was conducted recently as mandated by the National Disaster Management Authority. The exercise reinforced the efficiency of the airport's Contingency Plan and familiarisation of roles and responsibilities of stakeholders/agencies during Radiological Emergency situations.

GHIAL CEO SGK Kishore said, "The participation in the NDRF led Radiological Emergency Mock Drill has reinforced our capabilities and commitment to meet any crisis situation.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 17:58 IST