Indian Point tests its emergency siren system

The Indian Point nuclear power plant tested its emergency siren system this morning.

At exactly 10:30 a.m., alarms were sounded in Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Westchester counties.

Officials from Indian Point say the 4-minute test of the emergency sirens within a 10-mile radius of its Buchanan nuclear plant was not a signal to evacuate, just an alert to the public to tune in to radio or TV for information.

Preliminary reports say that 171 of 172 sirens sounded during this morning's test. The one siren in question is in Putnam County.

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