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Sirens to Go off in Test at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

An annual test was scheduled to have sirens sound off for two hours Wednesday in the area of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, authorities said.

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File photo of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which has been offline since January 2012.

The sirens in the vicinity of the plant, which has been shut down since January 2012 after radioactive steam escaped a reactor, were only a test, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Emergency Management Division stated.

The alarms were slated to go off from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday,¬†sheriff’s Assistant Emergency Manager¬†Sara Kaminske said.

The department asked the public not to call 911 in response to the sirens.

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