Exelon: All Oyster Creek Sirens Worked

All of the emergency sirens tested in the ten-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Generating Station earlier this week worked, plant officials said.

"We had 100 percent success," said Suzanne D'Ambrosio, plant spokeswoman. "All of the sirens operated as expected."

Though such tests are common, this particular test – performed on Tuesday morning – tried out a new array of sirens for the first time.

Exelon replaced all 42 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around Oyster Creek with new, state-of-the-art units featuring battery back-up, said D'Ambrosio.

The original sirens will be removed in 2014. 

The replacement of the Oyster Creek sirens is part of an effort by the company to replace them at all of its east coast nuclear plants, including Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island. The project will involve a total investment of more than $11 million and the replacement of 400 sirens.

The purpose of the sirens is to notify residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station in case of an emergency, officials said.

grace December 05, 2013 at 09:39 AM
whew i sure feel safe now.. mr most you get a raise yet?


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