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This is only a test: Monticello nuclear plant incident scheduled for today

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Don't get nervous if you see official vehicles and law enforcement cruisers swarming the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant on Tuesday.

ECM Publishers warns readers that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and other state and county agencies will respond to a simulated emergency Tuesday. Simulated.

The exercise tests the capabilities of the authorities to respond in the event of an actual emergency, then evaluate their response. Included in the drill are the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Sherburne and Wright county agencies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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