It's going to get noisy in central Ocean County on Tuesday as Exelon Generation will conduct its final semi-annual, full-volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding Oyster Creek Generating Station on June 4 at approximately 12-noon and lasting for about 3-minutes.

The power plant permanently ceased operations last year but officials say that the siren system must remain in operation in accordance with local, state and federal emergency planning requirements until certain emergency procedures and processes are no longer in place.

Those procedures will be discontinued later this year making Tuesday’s test the last planned siren test. 

The Oyster Creek emergency warning siren system consists of 42 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Generating Station.

The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but a warning to tune to a local emergency alert broadcast television or radio station.

County emergency management authorities activate the sirens. 

The plant stopped operating on September 17 2018.

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