Military-civilian joint environment emergency response drill conducted in southwest China
Source: China Military Online
Editor: Chen Lufan
By Li Peijin, He Qiang and Deng Yanhua
CHONGQING, Dec. 9 -- Military and civilian departments in Chongqing Municipality and Sichuan Province jointly launched a large-scale drill for environmental emergencies in the Jialing River basin of southwest China on November 26.
The drill simulated an explosion at a chemical plant in Wusheng County of Sichuan Province, which led to the leakage of pollutants that entered the Changtansi River and Jialing River along with the firewater, threatening the drinking water safety of downstream residents in Chongqing Municipality and Sichuan Province.
During the drill, the military and civilian participants launched a joint prevention and control mechanism, and carried out the events of emergency command, pollution interception and disposal, emergency monitoring, treatment of polluted water, public order maintenance, etc., with the aid of such equipment as drones and unmanned surface vehicles.
It is reported that a total of 46 military and civilian units and more than 400 people from Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality participated in the drill, which has effectively tempered the military and civilian forces' joint emergency response capabilities.
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