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Oconee Nuclear site to test sirens Wednesday

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A map of the EPZ area. (Source: Duke Energy) A map of the EPZ area. (Source: Duke Energy)
Oconee Nuclear Station is located near Seneca on Lake Keowee. (File/FOX Carolina) Oconee Nuclear Station is located near Seneca on Lake Keowee. (File/FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Don't sound the alarm if you're within earshot of the Oconee Nuclear sirens Wednesday.

Duke Energy will be testing the emergency sirens as part of its normal maintenance routine.

The sirens will sound at about 11:50 a.m. at full volume. Duke tests the sirens every three months to ensure each siren is working correctly. The test will last up to three minutes.

Curious what the sirens sound like? Listen here.

Located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone, the sirens are used to warn people in the event of an emergency.

The next scheduled siren tests are set for July 9 and Oct. 8.

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