Nevada to review casino response plans

By Jeff German, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada officials have embarked on a broad campaign to improve oversight of casino emergency response plans in the wake of failings exposed in a Review-Journal investigation.

“We recognize there’s a shortcoming here, and we’ve got an aggressive plan to fix it going forward,” said Caleb Cage, chief of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management.

The Review-Journal reported last month that state officials had been lax in forcing casinos across Nevada to comply with a 2003 law that requires resorts to file emergency plans.

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