Emergency siren sound will be heard during Portsmouth Naval Base test

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THE nuclear emergency siren at Portsmouth Naval Base will be sounded for a routine test.

It is due to take place on Monday at 9.30am, where the sound – a wavering tone – is expected to last for one 
minute.

By agreement with the local authorities, the siren is tested three times a year – on the last working days in February, June and October.

This is part of the nuclear accident response plan for the naval Bbse and in accordance with Portsmouth and Gosport councils’ nuclear safety plan.