State Learning from Terrorism Drill

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, August 6, 2004
Operation “Golden Guardian” began Thursday with a mock “dirty bomb” explosion at the Port of Los Angeles, followed by a pipe bomb scare at San Francisco International airport and a skyjacking scare at Oakland Airport. The drill continued Friday with a staged train derailment and toxic spill in Ventura. At state Emergency Services Headquarters outside Sacramento, Homeland Security Director Ron Iden (EYE din) said information flow is a key element in crisis management. CUT: IDEN15 :15 Governor Schwarzenegger made a brief visit to Emergency Services Headquarters to thank workers for their vigilance in the fight against terrorism.