January 3, 2006, Jenkinsville, SC - South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. will conduct a test of the 106 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station today, Jan. 3.
The sirens will be sounded for approximately one minute beginning at 1:00 p.m. as part of the plant's regular testing program. All sirens surrounding the plant are sounded on the first Tuesday of each quarter for one minute.
Area residents are reminded that the one-minute sounding of sirens during this time period is only a test. In the unlikely event of an actual emergency at the plant, the sirens would sound for three minutes with no prior notice and would alert area residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or television station for further instructions.
SCE&G is the largest subsidiary of SCANA Corp., an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other energy-related businesses.