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Emergency sirens activate by accident in Beaver County; no emergency, officials said

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 10:38 a.m.

Emergency sirens in Beaver County accidently activated Wednesday morning, a county official said.

Eric J. Brewer, deputy director of Beaver County Emergency Services, said there was no threat requiring any action.

The sirens activated at 10 a.m., he said.

First Energy confirmed to the county management agency that the emergency sirens were set off by Columbiana County Emergency Management in Ohio as officials there were doing a weather exercise. Brewer said Columbiana County officials can set off alarms in adjoining Beaver County, just as Beaver County can set off alarms there in an emergency.

Beaver County is home to FirstEnergy's Beaver County Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport.



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