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Nuclear station to test siren warning system

SCE&G will conduct a test of its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station siren warning system Tuesday.

During the test, happening around 1 p.m., SCE&G will sound the 106 sirens within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County near Jenkinsville.

All sirens surrounding the plant are sounded on the first Tuesday of each quarter for one minute as part of the plant's regular testing program. In the event of an actual emergency at the plant, the sirens would sound for three minutes with no prior notice and would alert area residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or television station for instructions.

For other details, log on at www.sceg.com/nuclearpreparedness or call the local emergency management office: Fairfield County, (803) 635-4444; Lexington County, (803) 785-8342; Newberry County, (803) 321-2135; Richland County, (803) 576-3400; or S.C. Emergency Mgt. Division, (803) 737-8500.

- Staff Reports

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