(July 5, 2011) – SCE&G will conduct a test of its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station siren warning system Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at approximately 1 p.m. During the test, SCE&G will sound the 106 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County near Jenkinsville. All sirens surrounding the plant are sounded each quarter for one minute as part of the plant’s regular testing program.
Area residents are reminded that the one-minute sounding of sirens during this time period is only a test. In the unlikely event of an actual emergency at the plant, the sirens would sound for three minutes with no prior notice and would alert area residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or television station for further instructions. For more information, log on to www.sceg.com/nuclearpreparedness, or call your local emergency management office:
- Fairfield County 803-635-4444
- Lexington County 803-785-8342
- Newberry County 803-321-2135
- Richland County 803-576-3400
- S.C. Emergency Mgt. Division 803-737-8500