Nearby Nuclear Facilities

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Scott L
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Nearby Nuclear Facilities

Postby Scott L » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:52 pm

Not something you think about -- until you hear them testing the sirens for the first time. Almost always those tests are on Wednesdays at 11:50am. The sires are mounted on poles and rotate so the siren is load and soft on a steady cycle as the directional siren spins on the pole.

Mt. Holly has two nearby nuclear power plants:

http://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants ... cguire.asp
http://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants ... atawba.asp

Siren Test schedule:
http://www.duke-energy.com/nuclear-emer ... -tests.asp
(Note: At least once they tested on a non-published date. There was announcement in the morning news -- but then you'd have to watch the news to know that.)

If you live in the 10-mile area, Gaston County will give you free special pills to keep in your home that could help in the event of a nuclear disaster:
http://www.duke-energy.com/nuclear-emer ... iodide.asp

Your local friendly fire department can answer questions you might have about this.
  

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Re: Nearby Nuclear Facilities

Postby Scott L » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:40 am

There is a service that will notify you of disasters and other urgent matters via text message and e-mail:

https://local.nixle.com/city/nc/mt-holly/
  

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Re: Nearby Nuclear Facilities

Postby Scott L » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:05 am

Other sirens you may hear in Mount Holly:

There is a siren for the Mountain Island Dam:
https://www.duke-energy.com/power-plant ... -tests.asp

There is a siren for the East Gaston fire department:
http://eastgastonvfd.com/

Mount Holly Fire Department reportedly has a siren. One seems to be visible installed at the Catawba location. (Unclear if it's ever sounded or if that one or any others might be used for any particular policy/reason. One citizen reported hearing it recently.)
  


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