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Sirens in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties will sound at full volume for four minutes.
“Sirens are not a signal to evacuate,” Indian Point’s owner, Entergy, said in a statement.
In a real-life emergency, sirens are used to alert residents to tune into local radio or television stations for further information.\
A list of the stations can be found hereon the nuclear power plant’s website. Stations are also listed in the emergency planning booklet mailed to homes and businesses within a 10-mile radius of the Buchanan plant.
During a February test last year, two of the 172 sirens in the Lower Hudson Valley — one in Rockland, the other in Putnam — failed to sound. Those issues have been resolved, officials said.
Entergy plans to shut down its two working reactors at Indian Point in 2020 and 2021 as part of a 2017 agreement reached with the state.Read or Share this story: https://www.lohud.com/story/news/2018/10/30/siren-testing-indian-point-wednesday/1817524002/