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Brunswick Nuclear Plant to test sirens this month

Brunswick Nuclear Plant, off River Road in Southport, is currently under federal emergency status, which waives the plant from regulatory requirements that pertain to employee work-hours and alloted breaks. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
Duke Energy will test the Brunswick Nuclear Plant’s outdoor warning sirens on April 12. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee).

SOUTHPORT — The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

The test is part of Duke Energy and Brunswick County’s quarterly testing. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sound for five to 30 seconds on April 12. To ensure they are functioning properly, it may be necessary to test some sirens more than once.

Because these are tests, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular
programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System messages. If there were
ever a real emergency at the plant, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

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