Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

11.17.2021

Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Siren tests to be conducted over two weeks beginning Nov. 30
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested as part of ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sound for five to 30 seconds. As part of ongoing maintenance and upgrades, technicians will test each siren individually during several time periods over two weeks beginning Nov. 30.

During testing, sirens will sound briefly, approximately five to 30 seconds. Siren testing will occur Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

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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Contact: Karen Williams

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