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Harris Plant Sirens Will Be Tested on November 8 (Wednesday)

Post Date:10/26/2017 4:17 PM

    CORRECTED DATE:   Chatham County wants residents living in the vacinity of the Harris Nuclear Plant to know that a full-volume siren test lasting up to three minutes is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 8, at 10 AM. The time was selected in an effort to minimize inconvenience for plant neighbors. The testing is required to make sure that the sirens are working properly.  

    The sirens, located in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) around the plant, serve as an outdoor warning system in the event of an emergency. If an emergency at the plant required the sirens to be sounded, sirens would sound repeatedly. If you hear a loud, steady sound coming from one of the sirens around the nuclear plant, tune to a local radio or TV station for more information.