A full sounding test of the siren system for the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations will be performed at approximately 10:45 AM, Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹𝑬 𝑰𝑺 𝑵𝑶 𝑬𝑴𝑬𝑹𝑮𝑬𝑵𝑪𝒀 𝑨𝑻 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑷𝑳𝑨𝑵𝑻 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑵𝑶 𝑨𝑪𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵𝑺 𝑩𝒀 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑷𝑼𝑩𝑳𝑰𝑪 𝑨𝑹𝑬 𝑹𝑬𝑸𝑼𝑰𝑹𝑬𝑫.
1. How often are tests conducted?
Full sounding tests are conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) on the first Tuesday of each calendar quarter. Silent tests are performed twice a month.
Federal Regulations relating to the operation of nuclear power plants requires routine testing of this system to verify its operability.
The States provide support for the full sounding tests with coordination of Emergency Alert System (EAS) messaging and monitoring of Public Inquiry telephones.
2. What is the function of the sirens?
The sirens are part of the Alert and Notification System (ANS) for the Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations located in Lower Alloways Creek. There are 35 sirens in New Jersey and 37 sirens in Delaware.
In the event of an emergency, the sirens provide a warning signal to the public at risk, indicating the need to seek additional information from Emergency Alert System messages.
3. Additional Information
Additional information, including the yearly siren testing schedule is outlined in the PSEG Emergency Plan Information Calendar that is provided to all residents in the 10-mile emergency planning zones (EPZ).