Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Darryl Gunter, left, walks through a portal detector at the instruction of Owens, right, during the drill. Tuesday’s drill was held to prepare local emergency personnel in the event they would be called to treat persons exposed to radiation as a result of an incident at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson.
Preparing for the worst: Locals train for radiation exposure
Published 12:01am Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Natchez Fire Department members Lt. Ernest Owens, left, and firefighter Randall Simpson check the levels of their radiation contamination on the two dosimeters they were given during a decontamination drill at Natchez High School on Tuesday evening. Dosimeters are used to detect the amount of radiation a person has been exposed to.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Natchez Fire Department Lt. Robert Arrington, center, uses a survey meter to assess the radiation exposure of a potential victim during the drill.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Natchez Fire Department Capt. Joe Garrity, left, offers final instructions to a number of fire and emergency personnel before the start of the drill. Adams County Search and Rescue and county volunteer firefighters directed traffic at the site.