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Siren tests to begin March 29, 2016
To support annual maintenance of Harris Nuclear Plant sirens located within the 10-mile area around the Harris Plant, full-volume tests will be conducted on each of the 83 sirens over the next several weeks. The tests will last approximately five to ten seconds. The work will be conducted Tuesday through Thursday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., beginning March 29. Since the sirens are tested individually, it is difficult to provide specific times when residents of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties can expect to hear any of the sirens. As a reminder, the sirens are designed as outdoor warning devices and may not be heard inside

  • Capacity: 900 megawatts
  • Location: Wake County, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1987
Harris Nuclear Plant

The single-unit, 900-megawatt Harris Nuclear Plant is located near New Hill, N.C. It is about 25 miles southwest of Raleigh, N.C. The plant began commercial operation in 1987, and generates enough electricity to power more than 550,000 homes.

Harris Energy and Environmental Center

The Harris Energy and Environmental Center, featuring exhibits and videos geared toward middle school and up, is open for individuals and group visits by appointment.

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Listen to an emergency siren test.

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