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Oswego County officials say there is no emergency after siren accidently goes off

Oswego County emergency management officials say one of the emergency sirens that surround the county's three nuclear power plants inadvertently went off twice early Wednesday morning.

The siren, located on County Route 1 in Scriba near the entrance to the Novelis Aluminum plant, went off shortly after 3:00 a.m. and again just before 4:00 a.m. County 911 officials received a radio signal from the siren that indicated a malfunction.

Dale Currier, Director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said in a statement that siren repair personnel contracted by Exelon Generation are working on the situation, and are investigating the cause of the problem.

This siren is one of 37 in a 10-mile radius around the county's three nuclear power plants. A new siren system installed by Exelon, which owns the Nine Mile Point nuclear plants, and Entergy, which owns the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear plant, is still under Federal review and is not yet in place.