BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Duke Energy has plans to run test sirens around its Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport.
The tests will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11, and will last anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds, scheduled sometime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Thirty-eight sirens within 10 miles of the plant will sound for five to 30 seconds. Tests may be conducted more than once.
Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. Should a real emergency take place at the plant, local radio and TV stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.
Duke Energy runs 11 nuclear-powered units at six plants in both North and South Carolina. Altogether, the operations produce over 10,000 megawatts and power electricity for half of its Carolina customers.
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