The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a test of the plant’s new emergency siren system on Thursday, November 15, to comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations and to ensure residents are promptly notified in the event of an emergency. No action is required.
The test will consist of the entire siren system being set off throughout the ten-mile emergency planning zone (EPZ) surrounding Plant Hatch. This includes portions of Appling, Jeff Davis, Tattnall and Toombs Counties located within the ten-mile EPZ. This test will ensure that the siren system is tested thoroughly and completely before it is used for public notification. As part of the test, the sirens will be heard by nearby residents and businesses, but should not be cause for concern.
Residents should continue to use the tone alert radio for emergency information and refer to the 2012 Hatch Emergency Information Calendar for special emergency information. This information can be accessed on-line by visiting http://www.southerncompany.com/nuclearenergy/southern_nuclear.aspx, clicking on appropriate plant site and reviewing the “Public Safety Information” section.