Indian Point to Test Sirens on Aug. 26

Alarm will sound for about four minutes

The Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan will conduct a quarterly test of its emergency notification sirens between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 26).

The sirens will sound at full volume for about four minutes in Putnam, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties.

The sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an emergency, the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station for information. These stations are listed in a booklet mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around Indian Point. An electronic version can be downloaded at

The last of the three reactors at Indian Point is scheduled to shut down in April.

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