Emergency personnel, Valero staff study response to emergency scenario

Emergency Manager Tom Smith, right, presents information during a tabletop exercise and discussion with emergency personnel, Boone County Health Center providers and Valero employees.About 35 emergency responders, law enforcement, medical and Valero Albion personnel gathered for a training exercise on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at the Cardinal Inn Conference Center in Albion.
Their purpose was to plan a response to a hypothetical emergency scenario at the Valero ethanol plant involving an accidental release of ammonia.
The safety exercise was intended to enhance collaboration on possible emergencies between Boone County Health Center, local public safety agencies and the Valero plant. Region 44 Emergency Manager Tom Smith led the exercise.
Details in the Jan. 27 Albion News Print and E-Editions.