Jenkinsville nuclear plant conducting siren test Tuesday

VC Summer Nuclear Station / FILE

JENKINSVILLE (WACH) -- Utility officials are warning residents near the V.C Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville they will be testing their alert system Tuesday afternoon.

SCE&G will activate the 106 sirens within a 10 mile radius of the plant around 1 p.m. The test will last three minutes.

The warning is part of the annual emergency response plan.

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If the sirens were sounded as part of an actual emergency, an Emergency Alert System radio and WACH Fox News would have the latest information available.