OSWEGO, NY – Exelon Generation will perform a test of its public notification system on June 5 at 1 p.m.
The test will involve sounding all 40 sirens in the 10-mile radius surrounding the nuclear power plants in Scriba for three to five minutes.
Additional single-siren tests may be conducted throughout the day.
Exelon Generation tests the siren system on a monthly and bi-annual basis to ensure public safety.
Because this is only a test, no response by the public is necessary.
In an actual emergency, the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local Emergency Alert System radio or television station for information.
These stations are listed in the emergency planning brochure mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is a dual-unit nuclear power facility located seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse.
The station can produce more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity – enough to power nearly two million homes.
The 838-megawatt James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant generates carbon-free electricity for more than 800,000 homes and businesses.