Officials To Test Nuclear Emergency Sirens

On Tuesday, April 4 at 7:20 p.m., officials will be conducting a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system.

There are 37 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the Salem-Hope Creek Generating Station in New Jersey that will be tested. The sirens cover an area from Delaware City, west to Middletown, and south to Woodland Beach.

This test is part of an ongoing program that continually monitors the integrity of the siren system. Sirens will be activated for three to five minutes, followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.

The sirens that will be tested are the same ones used to alert the public in the event of an actual emergency at either the Salem-Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station.