LIMERICK PA – Exelon Nuclear is scheduled to conduct its semi-annual routine siren test of 165 emergency warning systems within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station on Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at 2 p.m.
The twice-yearly test is performed on the first Monday of June and December as part of Exelon’s emergency preparedness program. A shorter, lower pitch test is performed monthly.
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.