Vt. Yankee towns to sound sirens longer than usual

October 29, 2010

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VERNON, Vt.—Towns in the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's emergency evacuation zone will be conducting longer-than-usual siren tests in November.

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.

Next week, Hinsdale, N.H., will run its siren for three minutes 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. 7 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.

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