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


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

  • Select sirens around the plant will be tested from June 19 to June 22
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Select outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested during the week of June 19. This required testing is necessary to complete acoustic analysis to ensure sirens are operating optimally. Select sirens around Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes will be tested using three-minute tests and could sound more than once. These tests will occur June 19 to June 22 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This testing is distinct from quarterly testing. The next quarterly test will take place on July 12.

Although a siren might sound multiple times, this is part of the testing and no public action is needed. If unsure, members of the public can tune to local TV or radio to confirm. Because these are tests, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If a real emergency occurs at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties.

For more information about nuclear emergency preparedness and outdoor warning sirens, residents can visit duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.

Duke Energy Progress

Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns nuclear, coal, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,700 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.6 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 27,600 people.

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