The public may spot military personnel, aircrafts, and people in protective equipment in and around Ellington field this week. But FBI officials say people shouldn’t worry, as there will be nuclear incident training in southeast Houston from May 1-5.
"The training exercise will not pose any risk to area residents; the public does not need to be alarmed by training-related activity," officials said in a statement.
The training will give an opportunity to practice and enhance readiness to respond in the event of a nuclear incident in the United States or overseas. Other organizations involved in the training include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security.
The exercises are, "part of a series of regularly scheduled U.S. government biannual exercises," according to the FBI. Similar ones have been held in various regions across the U.S. since 2012.
Observations of the training are not allowed for the public.