Chemical Terrorism Drill to be Held in Tsukuba
According to the Ibaraki Shimbun, a chemical terrorism drill based on 国民保護法(Civil Protection Law) will be held inside TX Tsukuba Station and other locations tomorrow. This drill is targeted to 420 people in 109 agencies such as the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, Ibaraki Police and Self-Defense Forces. So even though the article doesn’t mention the time of the drill, it will probably be held after the operating hours.
The drill tomorrow will be carried out under the assumption that sarin (deadly gas) was dispersed. Agents from four fire department head quarters within Ibaraki will go through rescue/evacuation/decontamination drills in chemical protection suits, and Ibaraki Prefectural government staff members will go through information gathering/ judging situation drills without being told what “the scenario of drills” are.
This kind of terrorism drill is the second one to be held in Ibaraki. The first one was held at the Nulcear Off-site Center in Tokai Village and a couple of other locations last year.
For more on Civil Protection Law, visit:
Cabinet Secretariat Civil Protection Portal Site