MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – People who live near Three Mile Island and the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station shouldn’t worry if they hear sirens this week.
Peach Bottom is testing its sirens Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Three Mile Island has a test scheduled for Thursday at 12:15 p.m.
All sirens in the emergency planning zones will sound at full volume for three minutes. The tests are performed twice a year by the plants’ owner, Exelon Generation.
Peach Bottom’s system includes 97 sirens in a 10-mile radius around the two-unit nuclear plant along the Susquehanna River in southern York County.
Three Mile Island has 96 sirens in parts of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.
The sirens are in place to warn residents of a nuclear accident.