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Oyster Creek nuke plant to test sirens Tuesday

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 3, 2014 at 4:20 am •  Published: June 3, 2014
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LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday.

Tuesday's test is part of a twice-yearly safety drill.

The plant's parent company, Exelon Generation, recently replaced all 42 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around the Lacey Township plant with new units featuring battery backup.

The test will take place around 10 a.m.

The work is part of an $11 million project to replace 400 sirens at the four nuclear power plants Exelon owns in the mid-Atlantic region.

The purpose of the sirens is to notify residents to tune to a radio or television station in case of an emergency.