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Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

As part of new software installations, Oconee Nuclear Station sirens will be tested in the following South Carolina counties. Sirens are expected to sound for three minutes only, but may be sounded several times as testing progresses.

  • Oconee County - Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11:50 a.m.
  • Pickens County – Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11:50 a.m.

Note: These tests are in addition to the quarterly siren tests scheduled throughout the year.

We always expect our nuclear stations to operate safely, but in the unlikely event of a nuclear station emergency, we want you to be prepared. We’ve prepared emergency planning information in conjunction with the states and counties around our nuclear facilities. These plans are designed to protect you.

If you hear sirens, we want you to know what they mean and what you need to do.

General information about nuclear preparedness.

Information for neighbors of our nuclear plants: