Duke unit to test sirens at NC nuclear Plant

NEW HILL, N.C. -- Life will be a little noisier over the next several weeks for people who live near the Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, N.C.

Beginning Tuesday, Progress Energy will test the public alert notification sirens between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays. The tests will be conducted at full volume and last five to 10 seconds.

Progress, a unit of Duke Energy Corp., says it has no specific times when residents of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties will hear the sirens.

The tests are conducted annually to make sure each siren works properly following maintenance.