Sirens near Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday

SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) –

Duke Energy said crews will test the emergency sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station in Pickens and Oconee counties Wednesday morning.

Duke said the public will not need to take action when the alarms sound.

The test is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:50 a.m.

All 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to assure each siren works properly, Duke said.

The sirens are tested quarterly.

Duke said in an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry an emergency alerting message. Important information about an emergency will be relayed via the TV and radio stations.

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