- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 23:56
- Written by Super User
SOUTHPORT, N.C. - Tests of the public notification sirens located within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 10 starting at 10 a.m.
The tests are part of Duke Energy's comprehensive emergency planning program performed in cooperation with the State of North Carolina and Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
During these tests, the sirens will be sounded for short periods of time lasting approximately 10 seconds. The sirens are tested on a regular basis to ensure the system is in good working order. Short-duration "growl tests" such as those to be performed Oct. 10 are conducted quarterly to make sure the sirens respond and operate properly. Full-volume tests lasting for about three minutes are conducted once per calendar year, with the full-volume test for 2012 scheduled for Nov. 14.
Because the Oct. 10 siren activation is a test, local television and radio stations will not interrupt their regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. Duke Energy distributes a safety information brochure each year to citizens residing within 10 miles of the Brunswick Plant.
For more information regarding safety and emergency preparedness at the Brunswick Plant, refer to the safety information brochure, visit the company's website at www.duke-energy.com
Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), provides electricity and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The company is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and serves a territory encompassing more than 34,000 square miles including the cities of Raleigh, Wilmington and Asheville in North Carolina and Florence and Sumter in South Carolina.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $100 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.1 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com