COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 30, 2008) – South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) will conduct a test of the 106 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station on July 1 at approximately 1 p.m. All sirens surrounding the plant are sounded on the first Tuesday of each quarter for one minute as part of the plant’s regular testing program.
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.
For more information on SCE&G’s nuclear program, log on to http://www.sceg.com/en/about-sceg/power-plants/nuclear/.