Three Mile Island Generating Station
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three Mile Island Sirens to be Tested Aug. 29
Additional test required to qualify the new, upgraded system for service
TOWNSHIP, PA (Aug. 27, 2013) – Three Mile Island, in cooperation with
the counties around the plant, will conduct a test of its new, upgraded
emergency notification siren system on Thursday, August 29 at 12:15 p.m.
(EDT). The test is part of the process of qualifying the new, upgraded
system for service. The original siren system will remain in service
until all future testing of the new system is completed.
the test, all 96 sirens that are part of the new system will be sounded
for 3 minutes. Exelon is conducting the tests in cooperation with
Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Counties and the
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
The new system includes battery backup capability that allows the sirens to sound even during power outages.
purpose of the sirens is to notify residents to tune into an Emergency
Alert System (EAS) radio or television station in case of an emergency.
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