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Warning sirens at Brunswick Nuclear Plant to undergo two weeks of testing

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick Nuclear Plant will begin to test its warning sirens this week.

Starting Nov. 30, 38 sirens will sound off within 10 miles of the plant over a two-week period. The tests are necessary for proper maintenance and upgrades.

During the tests, sirens will sound for five to 30 seconds, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to air Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. In the event of a real threat from the plant, local radio and TV stations would share information and instructions with the public.

For more information, head to duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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