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Officials will test warning sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station Wednesday

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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 the outdoor warning sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested on Wednesday.

All 65 sirens within 10 miles of the nuclear power plant will sound for approximately three minutes starting at 11:50 a.m.

If you hear the sirens, do not be alarmed. It’s all part of the quarterly testing conducted by emergency officials in Pickens and Oconee counties.

In an actual 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.

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