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Brunswick Nuclear Plant to test warning sirens

Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY NUCLEAR.DUKE-ENERGY.COM)
Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant (Courtesy photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Thirty-eight warning sirens will be tested mid-October within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant.

Duke Energy has scheduled the sirens to blare at full volume between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to ensure proper functionality. The sirens may be tested more than once, with sirens operational for 3 minutes.

“Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens,” according to a press release.

Regular programming on local broadcasting stations will not be interrupted. If it were an emergency, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages would air on radio and television stations, with important instructions disseminated to the public.

More information can be found here.

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Shea Carver
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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