Entergy to Test Indian Point Siren System
Buchanan, N.Y. – The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system around 6 p.m. on Tues., June 18.
As part of this test, sirens will sound at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. The test is one of four conducted by Entergy throughout the year, including one during evening hours.
Because this is only a test, the public is not required to respond during the siren sounding.
PLEASE NOTE: Sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an actual emergency, the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local EAS radio or television station for important information and direction. These stations are listed in the emergency planning booklet mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around Indian Point. An electronic version of the booklet is posted on the Indian Point web site, www.safesecurevital.com.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate approximately 2,000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and nearly 13,700 employees.