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Shearon Harris will test plant sirens Tuesday

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Progress Energy will blast the emergency sirens at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant Tuesday in a quarterly test of the plant’s public warning system.

The 83 sirens will be sounded at full volume for about three minutes between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The tests are conducted every three months.

Progress operates 83 sirens mounted on 50-foot towers within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around the nuclear plant in southwestern Wake County.

The area includes the towns of Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Moncure and the New Hill community.

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Business reporter David Bracken came to the N&O in 2004. He covers commercial and residential real estate. Contact David at 919-829-4548 or e-mail him.