October 24, 2008
Quarterly Siren Tests Scheduled for Nov. 3 - 7 in Oswego County
The Oswego County Emergency Management Office announces that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will be tested during the week of Nov. 3 through 7. Each of the 37 individual sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Monday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 6.
The testing on Friday, Nov. 7, will include a full-scale simultaneous activation of all 37 sirens for three to five minutes. Tone-alert weather radios and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be activated. The full-scale test will begin shortly before 10 a.m. Friday.
The county Emergency Management Office, Constellation Energy, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, the National Weather Service, WSYR Radio and member stations of the Oswego County Emergency Alert System will take part in the full-scale test.
The public is not required to take protective action during the siren tests.
EAS stations are listed in the 2008 “Public Emergency Response Information” calendar and in the yellow pages of the local telephone book. Copies of the calendar were mailed to residents of the 10-mile EPZ and are available from the Oswego County Public Information Office, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, and the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, 200 N. Second St., Fulton. The information is also available online at www.oswegocounty.com/emo.
Anyone who has questions about the tests or any aspect of emergency planning may contact the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792.
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