Plant Vogtle To Conduct Emergency Drill Thursday

Plant Vogtle To Conduct Emergency Drill Thursday (Image 1)

The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant will conduct a Vogtle 3 and 4 construction site assembly and accountability drill on Thursday, April 16th.

The test is not a cause for concern and requires no action on the part of the public.

The test will begin at 9 a.m. The drill is scheduled to last approximately one hour. Sirens will be activated during the drill and PA announcements will be simulated providing instructions to the workforce. These announcements may be audible outside the plant. The purpose of the exercise is to test the procedures and readiness of all Vogtle 3 and 4 site construction workers, professionals and craft on what they are to do and where they are to go in the event of an emergency.

In an actual emergency, sirens would be a signal for residents to tune to their local Emergency Alert System radio or TV station. County officials would use these stations to provide instructions to the public. The sirens are NOT an indication that residents should leave the area.

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