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Independent Oversight Evaluation, Pantex Plant - November 2000

November 2000

Evaluation of the Pantex Plant Emergency Response Exercise

The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (Independent Oversight) conducted an evaluation of the annual emergency response exercise “Verser Partout” at the Pantex Plant during the week of August 28, 2000.

The purposes of the evaluation were to determine how effectively DOE and contractor line management at the Pantex Plant have prepared for and are capable of responding to an accident involving hazardous materials, and how effectively the exercise was planned, conducted, and self-evaluated as a means for testing the plant’s emergency response capability and achieving continuous program improvement.