MEDIA ADVISORY: Research reactor to hold emergency drill

June 4, 2021
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243,

EDITOR’S NOTE: To prevent the public from thinking this drill is an actual emergency, any help you can provide in publicizing this event in advance will be of service to the community and greatly appreciated by the university. 

WHAT: An emergency simulation at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR).

WHO: Participating agencies include the Columbia Fire Department, Boone County Office of Emergency Management, MU Police Department, MU Health Care, MU Environmental Health and Safety, MURR staff and the MU News Bureau.

WHEN & WHERE: Approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 7.

MURR is located at 1513 Research Park Drive, just south of Stadium Boulevard and west of Providence Road. No media will be allowed inside the emergency site during the drill.

NOTE: In the event of severe weather on June 7, the drill will be held on June 21.

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