Dominion Energy maintains 68 sirens for the purpose of alerting the public, during an emergency at the nuclear power station to turn their televisions on radios to a local station to receive more information using the Emergency Alert System. These sirens are tested quarterly.
Transitioning Away From Sirens
Dominion Energy is in the process of receiving approval from FEMA(Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the NRC(Nuclear Regulatory Commission) to replace the sirens with a system called the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The IPAWS alerts are much like those that are sent out for AMBER ALERTS. Click HERE to learn more about the transition.