Major drill starts at Russian nuclear power plant

NTV, Moscow
30 Sep 04

A leak of radioactive sodium at a nuclear power plant in Sverdlovsk
Region is the scenario of large-scale exercises at the Beloyarsk
nuclear power plant. Rescue workers have evacuated residents of the
town of Zarechnyy. Over 1,000 people and 100 units of equipment are
involved in the drill.

An emergency rescue team has arrived in Zarechnyy from Moscow. The
organizers say that the exercises scenario envisages the most
unexpected coincidences that may occur only once in 100,000 years in
real life. Observing the exercises are foreign experts from the USA,
France, China, Ukraine and Armenia.