Problems persist with emergency sirens at Indian Point

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Repeated problems with the emergency siren system at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant continued Wednesday, leaving county officials with little confidence in the system.

At least four times per year the 156 emergency sirens must be tested to ensure they work. The sirens are intended to warn the four counties surrounding the plant, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, and Westchester, if there was an actual emergency.

Officials at Entergy, the company that owns Indian Point, say preliminary testing indicated five sirens were not working and six others had broken sensors. Although Entergy officials say some of those sirens were known to be broken, the replacement of all 156 will continue. The work is expected to be completed by the end of January 2007.

Related Information All Indian Point emergency sirens work during testing

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