New Jersey nuclear plant to test sirens Tuesday

The Associated Press

The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant plans to test its emergency sirens.

 

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant plans to test its emergency sirens.

Tuesday morning's test by the Oyster Creek plant is part of a twice-yearly safety drill. It's scheduled to take place around 10 a.m., and the sirens will sound for three minutes.

The emergency system consists of 42 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the plant in Lacey Township. The sirens notify residents to tune to a radio or television station in case of an emergency.

Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia. It generates enough electricity to power 600,000 homes, or roughly all the homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined.

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