The drill, held by Hokkaido’s prefectural government on Monday, assumed a major nuclear accident with a possible leak of radioactive substances. About 1,000 officials from Hokkaido and 4 towns and villages around the nuclear plant took part.
The participants examined how they would collect information and measure radiation in the wake of an accident. The drill was conducted at an emergency response facility, or off-site center. Officials also conducted a drill to move the functions of the off-site center to another location 20 kilometers away.
Hokkaido officials say this is the first drill of its kind in Japan.