Monday, August 24, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
The Indian Point nuclear power facility in Buchanan, NY will be testing safety systems and sirens Wednesday evening. The quarterly test of the nuclear power plant warning system will take place for approximately 4 minutes between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Residents need not worry that an incident has happened and are not required to do anything during the test. Should there be a real emergency, the sirens are an outdoor alert system to make residents within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) aware that they need to tune into one of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio and/or television stations for important information.
In the event of an emergency, local broadcast stations that serve the EPZ would interrupt programming to provide the alert and necessary “next step” information to residents. A list of EAS stations is included in the emergency planning information booklet distribut. ...