DOE NUWAIX 16 Exercise Support

EMSI provided support to NUWAIX 16 where Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay conducted a Nuclear Weapons Accident/Incident Exercise (NUWAIX 16), April 19-21. The DOD-led emergency exercise was designed to validate how well emergency responders could safely mitigate a fictitious scenario (incident) involving potential damage to a U.S. nuclear weapon in DOD custody. The exercise examined technical response procedures, support systems, weapon recovery equipment and training. The NUWAIX exercise also examined roles and responsibilities under the Nuclear Weapon Accident Response Procedures (NARP), department and agency mutual aid agreements, and other national level policy associated with a U.S. government nuclear weapons incident response. In addition, the exercise assessed the real-time deployment and interoperability of emergency response assets and capabilities.