Oswego County Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for Dec. 3

Sirens to sound for three minutes at 1 p.m.

OSWEGO, NY (Dec. 2, 2019) – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full-volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. During the test, 40 sirens in the 10-mile radius surrounding the nuclear plants in Scriba will sound for three to five minutes. Additional single-siren tests may be conducted throughout the day. Exelon Generation tests the siren system on a monthly and bi-annual basis to ensure public safety.

In an actual emergency, the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station for information. These stations are listed in the emergency planning brochure mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station.

The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is a dual-unit nuclear power facility that produces more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity – enough to power nearly two million homes. The nearby 838-megawatt James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant generates carbon-free electricity for more than 800,000 homes and businesses. The stations are located about seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse.