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Three Mile Island to test emergency sirens

The Associated Press

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The emergency warning sirens at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant are set to be tested this week.

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Exelon Generation, owner of generating station in Middletown, near Harrisburg, says the company will conduct its semi-annual system test on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. The test will last three minutes.

According to a company news release, it’s one of two full-volume tests performed each year.

The 96 sirens are located within 10 miles of the plant, and are in place to warn residents of a nuclear accident.