Indian Point Power Plant Siren Test Is Happening This Wednesday
This is a test, only a test. Wednesday the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant will conduct another siren test.
It's a full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system and it will be conducted this Wednesday (Aug. 28) between 10 AM and 11 AM. The test will be heard throughout the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around Indian Point. Sirens located in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties will all be activated during this time.
So just what is a full-system activation test. It's when sirens sound simultaneously for four minutes. For this test sirens will sound at full-volume for the entire duration of the test. No action on the part of the public is necessary or required for this drill.
If the sirens were sounding during an actual emergency, you would be instructed to listen to an Emergency Alert System radio or television station for information and instructions about any action to be taken, however the sirens do not mean evacuate.
The Indian Point facility and it's two operating units are to be shut down by 2022. On October 2nd, the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has a public meeting scheduled to discuss the best practices for engagement within communities facing a power plant that has been decommissioned.
For residents that are interested in attending, the meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Cortland Community Center.