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Oyster Creek Generating Station, the oldest operating nuclear plant in the country, produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough to supply 600,000 typical homes. It is set to close this fall.

LACEY TOWNSHIP – The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station will be conducting Tuesday its semi-annual, full volume test of its emergency warning sirens.

The nuclear station, located in the Forked River section of the township, will sound the sirens at 12 p.m. for three minutes, according to an alert from the Harvey Cedars Police Department.

“The purpose of the test is to notify residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or a television station in case of an emergency,” police said in the statement.

The plant’s operator, Exelon Generation, replaced in 2013 all 42 emergency warning sirens within a 10-mile radius of the facility with new units that include a battery back-up, police said.

For more information about the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station emergency procedures, please visit Exelon Generation’s safety packet online here.

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