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The best protection in a radiation emergency is always to get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned for more information from officials. Photo | CDC contamination

Benefits, risks of potassium iodide in a nuclear emergency; where to find pills

Jan. 19. By TL Bernthal. Mecklenburg County sits between two Duke Energy nuclear power plants, McGuire and Catawba. Residents and businesses within 10 miles of either one should be prepared to protect themselves and evacuate or shelter-in-place should a nuclear release occur. A silent siren test Thursday, Jan. 19, for McGuire Nuclear Station was inadvertently audible […]

The sirens from MCGuire Nuclear Station that sounded this morning were accidental.

No emergency at McGuire Nuclear Station; sirens were a mistake

Jan. 19.  Mary Kathryn Green, a Duke Energy spokeswoman, said the McGuire Nuclear Station is operating safely and there is no emergency. Duke Energy is working with local and state emergency offices to determine how the alarm went off inadvertently for the McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, she said. A local law enforcement source told […]

This is only a test: McGuire outdoor warning sirens to go off today

Oct. 12. Outdoor warning sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested between 11 am  and 1 pm today, Wednesday, Oct. 12. No action required. This is only a test. For more info, click here.