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The bi-annual nuclear drill at the Exelon Clinton Power Station takes place today in DeWitt County. 


Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Bill Conway explains there are numerous agencies involved in this drill that takes place every two years. He says there are well over 200 people involved in this drill. 



According to Conway, Illinois is home to several innovative programs involving nuclear safety. The Radiological Emergency Assessment Center where they have real-time monitoring capabilities at each of the six nuclear plants in Illinois. 



Anticipate seeing an influx of law enforcement activity throughout the day and in the days ahead, the various groups involved will gather to discuss the exercise and evaluate their plans in place. Conway says these exercises are about making sure the plans in place are the best they can be. 

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