Government and safety officials are conducting a test Wednesday of all Seabrook Station Public Alert and Notification sirens within the 10-mile radius of the nuclear Seabrook Station Emergency Planning Zone.
The test, which is coordinated by the nuclear power plant, the State of New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
All 121 PANS sirens will be sounded during the test, which will feature a steady tone for three to five minutes. Authorities said no public action is needed.
Ninety-four of the sirens are located in the 17 New Hampshire towns in the Seabrook Station EPZ. In the event of an actual emergency at Seabrook Station, the sirens would alert people to tune to local radio or TV stations to get information and emergency instructions, according to the plant.
The New Hampshire Department of Safety said the siren demonstration is intended to “increase public awareness of what the sirens sound like and what to do if they should be used in a real emergency.”
More detailed information on Seabrook emergency plans is available in the Seabrook Emergency Public Information Calendar that is distributed annually to all households and businesses in the EPZ