Health Department Advises Following Actions Before Evacuating to Reception Center at Rutland Regional High School

THIS IS AN EXERCISE: THIS IS NOT A REAL EVENT.


For Immediate Release: Oct. 25, 2012
Media Contact: Communications Office
Vermont Department of Health
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WATERBURY - The Vermont Department of Health is advising anyone who may have been exposed to radioactive material (Cesium 137) released into the air this morning within the impacted zone to take the following actions before evacuating to the reception center at Rutland Regional High School.

When these steps are complete, please go to reception center.

“Our first concern is the health and safety of Vermonters and their families. It is critical that you follow instructions to ensure a successful and orderly evacuation,” Gov. Shumlin said.

We are working closely with radiation health and safety officials to determine the extent of contamination with Cesium 137, and currently have experts mapping the plume to determine the flow of contamination.

The Emergency Alert System will continue to broadcast important safety messages over cell phones, radio, television and the Internet.

For more information please visit healthvermont.gov, or call the Vermont Public Information line by dialing 2-1-1.

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