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Lake County Officials Prove Commitment to Public Safety in Hostile Action Based Exercise

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, October 6, 2022– On September 27, 2022, over 500 Lake County Officials, including the Board of Lake County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office, participated in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Full Participation, Plume Exposure Pathway Hostile Action Based (HAB) Exercise for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

“Lake County is extremely fortunate to have such a professional and dedicated emergency planning team. The expertise displayed our EMA Department, local police and fire, the Health District, County Sheriff and many more is second to none. This year’s HAB, along with our nationally recognized virtual drill completed in 2020, clearly shows our commitment to emergency preparedness in Lake County,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck.

The Hostile Base Action Evaluated (HAB) Exercise, for the Energy Harbor Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP), was a culmination of over 18 months of planning by both public and private agencies. In the end, the drill included over 511 participants, being evaluated over multiple days, the week of Sept. 26th. The exercise includes portions of Ashtabula and Geauga County as well. Please click here to read the entire press release.