Indian Point nuclear power plant to test sirens for the Sixth Seal (Revelation 11)

Drone photo of Indian Point Power Center in Buchanan on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Indian Point nuclear power plant to test sirens today

The siren system for the Buchanan nuclear power plant will be tested between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties.

Sirens will sound at full-volume for about four minutes as part of a regular, quarterly test of the system, said Entergy, Indian Point’s owner.

The public is not required to respond to today’s siren sounding.

John Meore & Peter Carr/The Journal News

In the case of an actual emergency, the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station for important information and direction. 

Stations are listed in the emergency planning booklet mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone surrounding Indian Point. An electronic version of the booklet is posted on the Indian Point web site.

Indian Point’s Unit 2 reactor shut off earlier this month after generating electricity for Westchester and New York City for nearly 46 years. Its sister reactor, Unit 3, will be decommissioned this time next year, when Indian Point shuts down for good.

Isabel Keane covers breaking news throughout the Lower Hudson Valley. Click here for her latest stories. Follow her on Twitter @ijkeane. Check out how to support local journalism here.

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