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Wake Co. nuclear plant to conduct siren test Tuesday

Posted September 17, 2012

— Residents near the Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill may hear sirens Tuesday morning as the facility undergoes a notification test.

Officials with Duke Energy said 83 alert sirens within 10 miles of plant will be tested at full volume for about three minutes, sometime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The test, which is conducted in cooperation with state and county authorities, is done annually. Silent tests are done every two weeks, and short-duration tests are every three months.

The test will not affect local broadcasting stations.

New Hill is about 20 miles southwest of Raleigh.


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  • stephkenner Sep 18, 2012

    Sure would have been nice if they mailed a notice out! It scared me to death when they tested it! I thought a tornado was coming & ran outside looking for one!!

  • romneycare Sep 17, 2012

    Anyone know what the Silent test is or how it's done ?

  • Obamacare again Sep 17, 2012

    Great, my dogs are going to love this.