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USPS Prepares For Biohazardous Emergencies

Last updated on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The U.S. Postal Service in Indiana is preparing staffers for biohazardous emergencies.

The Main Processing and Distribution Center in Indianapolis is holding mock exercises today. They feature police, fire and health department workers who respond to an anthrax emergency.

USPS Spokesperson Mary Dando says the exercise harkens back to 9/11 when two postal workers lost their lives due to anthrax.

Dando says the postal service still gets packages that contain white powder. She says they're always isolated and examined for origin and safety.

Dando says the mock exercises are a way to keep staffers up to date on procedures and best practices to keep themselves and customers safe.

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