(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Firefighters, police, emergency management officials and other first responders will be flocking to the AEP Tanners Creek Power Plant in Lawrenceburg Saturday.
However, there will be no real reason for concern.
The power plant is coordinating a mock disaster response with Lawrenceburg and other agencies from around Dearborn County Saturday morning. The Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Team will also participate.
AEP Safety Coordinator Sonia Deshong says the simulated incident – a truck crash and subsequent sulfuric acid spill and fire – will take place from 8:00 a.m. to noon on I&M Road.
During the drill, the parking lot for the Dearborn Trail off I&M Road will be closed. The public will still have access to the trail from the parking lot near Ivy Tech Community College’s Riverfront campus on Walnut Street.