The following information is in reference to a SIMULATED incident taking place in Mesa County. This is only a drill. More information about this drill can be found at here.
Offers of local support and assistance are greatly appreciated. However, assistance is not needed. The DOE has brought to Grand Junction specialized assets including ARG (Accident Response Group) a team trained to provide technical guidance and responds to incidents.
The mission of the ARG is to maintain readiness to respond and manage the resolution of accidents, or incidents of significance involving nuclear weapons. The ARG staff includes scientists, engineers, technicians, health physics and safety specialist from NNSA’s and the Department of Energy’s national laboratories. The Phase I team can respond within four hours of notification, and deploy with highly specialized state of the art equipment for use in monitoring, assessing and removing nuclear weapons and their components. Source: nnsa.energy.gov
Updated information will be posted at www.mesacountyjic.com throughout the duration of this incident. Please check this website often to get the latest information. You can also enter your email address on the website to receive email notifications anytime new information is posted.
People in Mesa County can also dial 211 from a landline phone or 970-244-8400 from a mobile phone for the latest information on this incident.
There may be times during critical incidents when first responders need to contact you directly during the emergency. To register your phone number, mobile device and/or email with the Mesa County Emergency Notification System so that you can receive notifications from the 911 dispatch center during critical incidents please visit www.gjcity.org/EmergencyNotifications.