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The Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant has been in operation since 1972. Federal, state, and local agencies maintain emergency response programs in place for managing resources and protecting the public in the unlikely event of radiation release from either of the plant's two nuclear reactors. Below is information regarding the plant operations, the testing of safety equipment, and planning guides for organizations and residents in the 10-mile radius around the plant. County Public Schools evacuation information is current for the 2013-14 term.
The siren test is a mandatory test that occurs within the 10-mile emergency planning zone on the first Friday of every March, June, September and December.
Residents that hear sirens sounding during this time should understand that this is a test and only a test. Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 350 requires there be a means to provide early notification to the populace within 10-miles of nuclear power plants. The entire test lasts approximately 20 minutes and consists of a voice notification that the test is about to begin; a test sound; and a voice notification that the test has ended.
Please refer to the Safety Information Guide mailed to all FPL customers. If you would like to receive one of these guides please call FPL customer service at 305-442-8770 or log on to the Nuclear Safety Section of the FPL Web site.
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