LIMERICK PA – Exelon Nuclear will conduct a routine test this afternoon (Monday, April 6, 2009) at 2 p.m. of emergency siren systems surrounding the Limerick Generating Station, the company said. Residents near the plant may hear a steady tone for a period of 3 minutes. The test is performed on the first Monday of each month as part of Exelon’s emergency preparedness program.
The sirens are one of several methods emergency management authorities use to notify the public of emergencies such as fires, floods, tornadoes, hazardous material releases, or nuclear energy plant events.
Additional information on emergency preparedness can be found at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency web site, and just in case …
If an actual emergency occurred:
- Residents should tune to one of the county Emergency Alert System radio or television stations for further information.
- Residents should refer to the “emergency” section of their telephone books for further emergency response information.
- Should a siren fail to activate, local police and firefighters would alert residents using mobile public address systems or door-to-door notifications.