Kings Bay to Be Site of Nuclear Accident Exercise; Expect Inspection Delays at Base Gates during Weeklong Drill That Starts Monday, Commander Says
Jackson, Gordon, The Florida Times Union
Byline: GORDON JACKSON
ST. MARYS -- A weeklong drill is scheduled beginning Monday at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base to monitor the response to a simulated nuclear weapons accident.
The exercise, conducted by area, state and federal officials, may also test the patience of those trying to get on base and those driving in the area during the drill, which will bring an estimated 1,800 people to Camden County.
"Expect delays, with 100 percent vehicle inspections," said Capt. Mike McKinnon, commander of Kings Bay. "Everyone should expect delays at all gates."
Capt. Doug White, commanding officer of the base's Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic, said …
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Publication information: Article title: Kings Bay to Be Site of Nuclear Accident Exercise; Expect Inspection Delays at Base Gates during Weeklong Drill That Starts Monday, Commander Says. Contributors: Jackson, Gordon - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 16, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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