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Plant Farley to conduct siren testing; sirens will be heard in communities surrounding the plant



Plant Farley, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a test of the plant's emergency siren system to ensure residents within the 10-mile emergency planning zone can be promptly notified in the unlikely event of a plant emergency and to comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations.

This is only a test. There is no cause for concern and no action is required.


When the testing begins, the plant's sirens will activate and sound for about three minutes. Sirens may be heard in Houston and Henry counties in Alabama and Early County in Georgia by residents, schools and businesses. After the test, Plant Farley will conduct a five minute telephone survey of residents in the area.


Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at approximately 12 p.m. CT.



About Southern Nuclear:
Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is one of the nation's leading nuclear energy facility operators. Producing safe, reliable and environmentally friendly nuclear energy, Southern Nuclear operates a total of six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.; the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga. Southern Nuclear is the licensee of two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle, which will be the first nuclear units constructed in the United States in more than 30 years. Southern Nuclear employs more than 3,500 skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed each day to nuclear and personal safety and the health and safety of the public. The company's headquarters is based in Birmingham, Ala. 
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About Southern Company:
With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Media Contact:          Southern Nuclear Communications
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/PRNewswire -- Dec. 3, 2015/

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Source: PR Newswire (December 3, 2015 - 11:47 AM EST)

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