OPPD To Test Alert System Around Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. those living and working around the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station can expect to hear some sirens, but it's only a test.

The tests will involve all radio-controlled sirens withing a 10 mile radius of the Fort Calhoun Station.

As long as there is not severe weather in the area, the sirens will sound for a full four minutes some time between 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The sirens are set up to alert people nearby in the event of a serious accident at the plant.

OPPD does the test annually to make sure everything is working correctly.

Anyone who happens to notice a malfunction on Tuesday is asked to phone it in, 402-636-2000 or contact Corporate Marketing and Communications Division, Omaha Public Power District, 444 S. 16th St. Mall, 3E/EP1, Omaha, NE 68102-2247.

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