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The Technological Emergency Response Team of the Ministry of Defense has a training exercise in the Juzbado Factory

  • The practical training was organized in the framework of a series of educational visits to other nuclear facilities and plants in Spain.
  • For the practical exercise, a vehicle and person decontamination station was set up, and the other resources used included an automatic robot to search for radioactive sources.

Tuesday, the Specialized Unit for Technological and Environmental Emergencies (GIETMA), which belongs to the Ministry of Defense Military Emergency Unit (UME), visited the Juzbado factory for an intense training session that lasted all day.

The purpose of this event, which was organized as part of a series of visits to Spanish nuclear plants and facilities, has been to train this unit for a possible support intervention at nuclear sites, which includes the ENUSA plant in Juzbado .

Theoretical training in plant characteristics and practical exercise searching for radioactive sources
The first part of the day focused on theoretical training in factory characteristics and risks related to criticality, radiological protection and safety in the transport of fissionable material, irradiated fuel and radioactive sources. This part was completed with a tour of the facility.

The Technological Emergency Response Team of the Ministry of Defense has a training exercise in the Juzbado Factory

Later there was a series of practical exercises, which consisted of searching for radioactive sources in the plant using manual detection systems and an automatic robot. The necessary materials and means were deployed to conduct these exercises, including a decontamination station for both vehicles and people. This station has a capacity of up to 400 people an hour.

Both the ENUSA personnel and the Technological Emergency Response Team were very satisfied with this event.