oyster creek siren test scheduled for december 4
SIRENS TO SOUND FOR THREE MINUTES AT NOON
Forked River, NJ (Nov. 30, 2018) - Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the emergency warning sirens on Tuesday, December 4 at approximately noon. This is one of two semi-annual tests scheduled for June and December each year.
Although Oyster Creek permanently ceased operations earlier this year, the siren system will currently stay actively in place in accordance with local, state, and federal emergency planning requirements.
The Oyster Creek emergency warning siren system consists of 42 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Generating Station. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but a warning to tune to a local Emergency Alert Broadcast television or radio station. County emergency management authorities activate the sirens.
Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant ceased operations on September 17th, 2018, after nearly 49 years of safe, reliable operation.