Nuclear Power Plants’ Siren Test Scheduled June 5

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.

1 Comment

  1. Sirens?
    What for?
    Nuclear power is perfectly safe.
    Ask anyone in Fukushima prefecture.
    We don’t need no steenking sirens!

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