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Wake nuclear plant to test sirens

Posted March 28, 2011

The Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill

— Regular, annual, full-volume tests of the alert sirens at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant begin Tuesday and will run Tuesdays through Thursdays through April 21.

Residents living within 10 miles of the plant could hear a brief siren blast between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on those days, plant officials said.

The plant tests the 83 sirens on a rolling basis as annual maintenance is completed on each.


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  • bmg379 Mar 28, 2011

    make sure to get your free iodine tablets if you can hear the siren

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 28, 2011

    Test it baby, we can't hear it in Person county!

  • Unknown Caller Mar 28, 2011

    Try growing up in Tornado Alley. They tested then on the first Wednesday of every month. We heard them a whole lot more frequently then that...

  • fzero Mar 28, 2011

    I wonder how many people think these things are an actual emergency and call 911 on an annual basis

  • Iworkforaliving Mar 28, 2011

    Hopefully one would be awake by 7am on those days. Otherwise, wear earmuffs.

  • theroadislong Mar 28, 2011

    7am?! Not something I would want to wake up to.

  • masksofvenom Mar 28, 2011

    When I worked in Apex these things would scare the holy bajezus outta me