Limerick Nuclear Siren Test Planned Monday at 2 p.m.

Exelon Siren Test Planned for Monday Afternoon

LIMERICK PA – A semi-annual, full-volume test of emergency warning sirens (above) located within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station, 3146 Sanatoga Rd. (at top), will be conducted Monday (Dec. 5, 2022) at about 2 p.m. for a period of 3 minutes, according to an announcement from station owner Constellation Energy.

The warning system consists of pole-mounted sirens spread in arcs across Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties. The station relies on nuclear energy to generate electricity for an estimated two million customers. It is located on acres of property divided between Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove township, about 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, Constellation stated, but represent a warning to the public to tune to local Emergency Alert Broadcast television or radio stations for news and information. County emergency management authorities activate the sirens, which can be used in the event of any emergency, including severe weather.

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