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Nuclear plant to test emergency sirens on Thursday morning

Times Leader

Aug. 15--SALEM TWP. -- If you hear sirens in the area of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station on Thursday morning, don't worry: it's only a test.

The nuclear power plant, located just outside Berwick, will be conducting a test of its emergency notification system at 11 a.m. Thursday.

According to a release from the plant, all sirens within a 10-mile radius of the plant will sound with a steady tone. It'll last for approximately three minutes.

Shortly after the sirens sound, a message about the test will be carried on local television and radio stations. Your mobile device may also buzz with a notification about the test, if you have that feature activated.

The plant says that the public doesn't need to take any sort of action during the test.

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan


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