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Duke Energy, county officials to test sirens around Robinson Nuclear Plant

on Tuesday, 13 October 2020. Posted in News, Local News

The outdoor warning sirens around the Robinson Nuclear Plant will be tested between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14. 

The 59 outdoor warning sirens within 10 miles of the Robinson Nuclear Plant will sound for three minutes. 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 Chesterfield, Darlington and Lee counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens. 

This information is reflected in the 2019-20 Robinson Nuclear Plant Preparedness booklets sent to residents living within the 10-mile Robinson Nuclear Plant emergency planning zone. 

Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were 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 the outdoor warning sirens, residents can refer to information available at duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.

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