- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is going to be testing its emergency sirens in three states.

Officials say 37 sirens within the 10-mile emergency operation zone of the Vermont plant will be sounded at noon on Saturday in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the public safety agencies in the three states and is required by Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations.

Vermont Yankee is scheduled to stop operating at the end of the year.

The sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.

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