The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with a number of state and federal agencies, is conducting a simulation in the metropolitan New York area called Operation Gotham Shield to explore the aftermath of a terrorist attack with a nuclear component. Hackensack University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy are participating in the exercise. Gary Del Moro, emergency preparedness manager of Hackensack University Medical Center, explains that the hospitals will be testing how they would handle the thousands of patients that would be contaminated by the fallout.
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