Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station to test warning sirens

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A test of emergency warning sirens surrounding the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station will occur at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

This is one of two semi-annual, full-volume tests of those sirens performed each year. 

The warning system consists of 97 sirens located in the 10-mile radius around the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station.  

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Constellation Energy, which owns the nuclear power plant, said the sirens are not used as a signal to evacuate, but as a warning to tune to a local Emergency Alert Broadcast on television or radio. 

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the bank of Conowingo Pond in southern York County. The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 2.7 million homes.