- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) - Outdoor sirens surrounding a nuclear power plant west of Phoenix will be sounded as part of a test of an emergency system.

KPHO-TV in Phoenix reports (http://bit.ly/1kE8BGV) officials will test 58 sirens on Tuesday within a 10-mile emergency planning zone of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

The sirens will be activated at noon and at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be stationed at each one and report their activation to emergency managers.

The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office or the Arizona Department of Public Safety would use the sirens during an actual emergency.

The sirens would in turn alert people to check televisions and radios for emergency information.

The siren tests are done once a year.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/

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