Duke testing 89 nuclear sirens Wednesday in Catawba

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — As if you weren’t already on edge.

Duke Energy plans to test its 89 nuclear power plant sirens in Catawba County on Wednesday for a length of about three minutes.

Issuing a statement on Monday the company says the sirens will begin at 11:50 a.m. on April 8. The 89 sirens span some 10 miles within Catawba County.

Duke says the tests are being conducted in cooperation with officials in Gaston, Mecklenburg, and York counties.

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