STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Department of Safety
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
Contact: Jim Van Dongen
SEABROOK SIREN DEMONSTRATION SET FOR NEXT WEEK
CONCORD, NH – Seabrook Station nuclear power plant, in cooperation with NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, will conduct a demonstration of the plant's emergency siren system at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The siren activation will consist of two different tones over a 3-5 minute period.
The sirens are part of the warning system in case of an emergency at Seabrook Station. They are designed to provide an outdoor warning signal. In an actual emergency the sirens would be the signal for people to tune to radio or television news to find out what is happening and for emergency information.
Residents of the Seabrook Station Emergency Planning Zone, which consists of 17 Rockingham County communities in New Hampshire and six towns in Massachusetts, will be mailed a reminder about the siren demonstration.
There are 121 sirens in the Seabrook emergency siren system, 94 of which are in New Hampshire, with 27 in Massachusetts.