For Immediate Release - November 27, 2012

PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION SIREN TEST SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 28th

FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:45 p.m., state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 113 Prompt Alert and Notification System sirens located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.  The EPZ includes all, or portions, of the communities of Carver, Duxbury, Kingston, Marshfield and Plymouth.

The three-minute audible siren testing is conducted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with the utility, in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.  Notifications of this event have been disseminated to the public through traditional Media outlets, Social Media (Facebook and Twitter), and on Wednesday morning via ping4alerts! (MEMA’s new mobile communications app for alerting the public in emergencies and disasters).

Residents with questions on the annual testing can contact their town's emergency management director.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.

Also, continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA; and YouTube at www.youtube.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and messages from MEMA.  Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.