Pilgrim Nuke Alarm Sirens to be Tested for Final Time

November 14th starting at 3:45 p.m.
The former Pilgrim Nuclear power plant (Lower Cape TV)

Plymouth, MA – Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station today announced there will be a TEST of the Prompt Alert Notification System (a system of sirens) in the 10-mile area around the station on Thursday, November 14, 2019 beginning at 3:45 p.m.

The test will consist of a steady, three-minute siren tone beginning at 3:45 p.m. There will be no reason for the public to take any action during the test.

The siren system is in place to alert the public in the unlikely event of an emergency at Pilgrim Station, or to alert the public within the 10-mile area of any other emergency. In the unlikely event of a real emergency, the sounding of the sirens would mean that the public should monitor one of the following Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio stations for official information:

WBZ AM (Boston) – 1030                              WATD FM (Marshfield) --   95.9

WPLM FM (Plymouth) --   99.1                    WBZ FM (Boston) --   98.5

Pilgrim ceased operation on May 31, 2019 and permanently defueled the reactor. The plant was sold for decommissioning on August 26, 2019 to Holtec International. Comprehensive Decommissioning International, a joint venture of Holtec International and SNC Lavalin is conducting the decommissioning work.

If you have a question about the test or would like more information about it, please contact Pilgrim Station at (508) 830-8280.


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