Duke Energy to start testing sirens at Harris Plant Tuesday
by WNCN Staff
NEW HILL, N.C. -
The public alert notification sirens within the 10-mile area around the Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested over the next several weeks, starting Tuesday, Duke Energy said Monday.
Duke Energy said the tests will be full-volume tests that will last approximately 5 to 10 seconds. The work will be conducted Tuesday through Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Since the sirens will be tested individually, there is no specific time when residents of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties can expect to hear any of the sirens. Duke Energy said this is routine testing of the sirens.
Duke Energy is checking to make sure each siren works properly after the maintenance is performed. Each siren may be tested multiple times.