SCE&G to test emergency sirens for V.C. Summer

JENKINSVILLE — SCE&G will conduct a test of its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station siren warning system around 1 p.m. July 7.

During the test, SCE&G will sound the sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County near Jenkinsville. As part of the plant’s regular testing program, all sirens surrounding the plant are sounded each year for three minutes and each quarter for less than a minute.

Area residents are reminded that the 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 with no prior notice and would alert area residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or television station for further instructions.

Log on to or call the local emergency management office in Newberry County at 803-321-2135 or the S.C. Emergency Management Division at 803-737-8500 for more information.

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