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Duke Energy to test emergency sirens near Oconee nuclear plant

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Duke Energy's  Oconee Nuclear Station (File/ FOX Carolina) Duke Energy's Oconee Nuclear Station (File/ FOX Carolina)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Duke Energy said sirens will be tested around Oconee Nuclear Station on Wednesday shortly before noon.

The three-minute siren test will begin around 11:50 a.m., officials said.

All 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested to assure each siren works properly.

Duke Energy advises that hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. “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. County officials use these stations to provide information to the public. If sirens are heard and residents are unsure if it is a test or an emergency, they should tune to their local radio or TV station.”

The emergency sirens are tested quarterly.
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