Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Robinson Nuclear Plant
The public alert notification sirens around the Robinson Nuclear Plant will be tested Tuesday, July 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The 59 sirens within 10 miles of the Robinson Nuclear Plant will be sounded at least once during the test and may sound more than once. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for approximately 30 seconds. No public action is required.
This test is performed quarterly, in cooperation with emergency officials in Chesterfield, Darlington and Lee counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.
Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message. County officials use these stations to provide information to the public. If sirens are heard and residents are unsure if it is a test or an emergency, they should tune to their local radio or TV station. The Emergency Alert System will not be activated during the siren tests.
For more information about the public alert notification sirens, residents can refer to information available on www.duke-energy.com.
The Robinson Nuclear Plant produces approximately 724 megawatts of electricity and is located about five miles from Hartsville, S.C.
Duke Energy Progress
Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with approximately $120 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.3 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international energy 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 duke-energy.com.