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Hanford Siren Testing Today

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Emergency sirens will be activated for an emergency exercise on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site today. The sirens will be activated this morning between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the area of Hanford known as the 100 Area, which is next to the Columbia River approximately 25 miles north of Richland. People near this area may hear the sirens sound, but no response is required. Public address announcements stating "this is an exercise message" will be made prior to and following the siren tone.