- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California nuclear power plant is holding what might be the last test of its emergency warning system.

City News Service says beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, 50 sirens will go off in areas around the San Onofre plant.

The sirens will repeatedly blast for about three minutes at a time until noon. Orange County also will broadcast on its Emergency Alert System radio station.

The tests will involve southern Orange County, nearby state parks and the Camp Pendleton Marine base in San Diego County.

They’re designed to alert people in the event of an accident at San Onofre, but the plant’s been offline since a radiation leak was discovered in 2012.

Plant operator Southern California Edison closed the plant for good last year.

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