Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station

  • Five- to 30-second test scheduled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10
  • No public action required

The outdoor warning sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.

The 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will sound for five to 30 seconds. To ensure they are functioning properly, it may be necessary to test some sirens more than once. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Oconee and Pickens counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

If there was ever a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

For more information about nuclear emergency preparedness and outdoor warning sirens, residents can visit duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.