NC nuclear plant tests sirens after maintenance

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 22, 2014 at 3:02 am •  Published: April 22, 2014
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NEW HILL, N.C. (AP) — Neighbors of a Duke Energy nuclear plant in suburban Raleigh will get a loud reminder of its presence.

The alert sirens within a 10-mile radius of the Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested over the next few weeks starting on Tuesday.

The sirens will be at full-volume for about five to ten seconds between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Since the sirens will be tested individually, there is no specific time when residents of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties can expect to hear any of the sirens.

The tests are conducted to make sure each siren works after annual maintenance is performed.