Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Nuclear plant to test sirens this week

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

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Around 38 sirens in 10 miles of Brunswick Nuclear Plant’s will be tested Wednesday.

It’s part of the plant’s quarterly testing strategy, to sound off five to 30 seconds between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Some sirens may test multiple times and is conducted in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

Local broadcasting stations will not be interrupted via the broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS). However, if there were a legitimate emergency at the plant, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

More information is available 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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