Don't Be Alarmed If You Hear Sirens Near Montgomery County Nuclear Power Plant

People in the vicinity of Montgomery County’s only nuclear power plant could be hearing sirens Monday morning.

Exelon Generation planned its semi-annual, full-volume siren test on 165 sirens placed in the areas surrounding Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania around 2 p.m.

The goal of the three-minute test (performed normally on the first Monday in June and December) is to make sure people within a 10-mile radius (including parts of Berks and Chester counties) of the plant are prepared to tune into the Emergency Alert Broadcast Station in case of an actual emergency.

The plant, located about 21 miles from Philadelphia supplies electricity to around 2 million homes, said Exelon.

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