Vt. Yankee Siren Tests To Begin
People in communities in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts that are in the emergency evacuation zone of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will be hearing longer-than-usual emergency siren tests.
Towns test their sirens once a month and usually run them for a matter of seconds. The November tests will require running the sirens for three minutes.
The first extended test will be in Hinsdale, N.H., beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts towns of Bernardston, Colrain, Gill, Leyden, and Northfield will run their tests beginning at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 6 at noon, the extended sounding will occur in the towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston and Guilford, Vt., while the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester test their sirens at 12:30 p.m.