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Nuclear plant in Wayne County will test siren on May 7 between 9:30-10 a.m.

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Residents of towns near the border of Wayne and Monroe Counties should expect to hear sirens next Tuesday morning, but local officials emphasize there is no cause for alarm. The sirens are part of a scheduled test of the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant’s public notification system, managed by Constellation Energy.


The test will activate all 96 sirens associated with the nuclear facility and is set to occur between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on May 7. People living in parts of Webster, Penfield, and near Irondequoit Bay will be able to hear the sirens, which will sound for up to five minutes.

County leaders have advised residents that additional tests may be conducted throughout the day. In the event of an actual emergency, these sirens would prompt the public to seek further information from the Local Emergency Alert System via radio or television broadcasts.