Don’t be alarmed: Peach Bottom nuclear plant to test sirens this week

DELTA, Pa. (AP) – Residents near a York County nuclear power plant shouldn’t worry if they hear sirens this week.

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station on the Susquehanna River is testing its sirens Wednesday at 1 p.m. ( ) says the three-minute blast is a semi-annual test by the plant’s owner, Exelon Generation.

The test won’t include activating the Emergency Broadcast System, which would happen in a real emergency.

Peach Bottom’s system includes 97 sirens in a 10-mile radius around the two-unit nuclear plant. It is located about 50 miles south of Harrisburg, near the Maryland border.

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