MEDIA ADVISORY: Research reactor to hold emergency drill

July 14, 2023
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243,

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 and MU staff. 

WHEN & WHERE: Approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17.

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 July 17, the drill will be rescheduled for July 31.

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