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June 8, 2015

By INL Media Relations


This is a drill event reported at the DOE’s Idaho Site

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated and is gathering information about a reported event  at the DOE’s Idaho desert Site.

When events such as this are reported, DOE activates its EOC as a standard practice to gather information and coordinate sitewide incident responders, as needed. This news release is being issued to alert you of the reported earthquake and the EOC activation. Based on the information obtained so far, there is no risk to the public.

INL personnel are responding to investigate the event; and state, county and tribal officials are being notified. News release updates will be issued when more information is available. Additional details on the situation and a preliminary impact assessment will be provided to the media and the public as soon as they are available and confirmed.

Please note that for DOE’s Idaho desert Site, INL is the only source of verified information about this event. Information reported by unofficial sources may be incomplete or inaccurate.

INL’s emergency Joint Information Center at the Engineering Research Office Building, 2525 Fremont Ave., Idaho Falls, is being activated to respond to any questions you may have about this incident. Media and members of the public should call the phone numbers below, not your regular INL contacts.

Media Information: (208) 526-9206 Please do not call other INL contacts

Public Information: (208) 526-5042



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Posted June 8, 2015

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