NJ Emergency Alert System ‘Accidentally’ Sends Nuclear Emergency Warnings

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management says the Emergency Alert System “accidentally” sent out a warning in Salem and Cumberland counties with the message, “a civil authority has issued a nuclear power plant warning the following counties/areas.”

The mistaken alert went out shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Afterwards, in Salem and Cumberland counties, a reverse 911 call was put out alerting residents that there was no emergency at the nuclear generating complex in Lower Alloways Creek Township.

A short time after the message went out over the TV, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the emergency alert was “false.”

“We are conducting an emergency drill. Some of the drill scenario was mistaken for an actual emergency,” said Joe Delmar, spokesman for PSEG Nuclear, Tuesday night. “We are working with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to correct this information. Again, there is no emergency.”

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has not released a statement on how the alert went out or whether the system was yet again hacked.

Brenda Banks, the spokeswoman for Salem County, said once the mistake was noticed, officials began notifying the public and the news media that all was OK. Banks said officials were still trying to determine what happened. They expect to continue investigating the incident on Wednesday.

Past EAS “Accidents” and Hacks

In September 2016, Utica, New York, Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screens about a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. Those warnings were sent over WKTV News Channel 2 in Utica, New York.  KTNV claimed the EAS alert was hacked by an outside source.

A month later in November 2016, US Cellular customers received dozens of emergency alerts on their phones that baffled local emergency response crews, who claimed they were not regularly scheduled tests.

In April 2017, Hackers took over the Dallas, Texas Emergency Alert system and were able to activate the cities system of emergency sirens at least a dozen times.

3 Comments

  1. B from CA
    May 25, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I’m beginning to think that our government is running a psychological experiment; or that there are sadistic little punks spreading fear just for their own perverted sense of revenge.

    I was once told that you can best judge a man (or woman) by what they do with power when they have power.

    • TheSouthernNationalist
      June 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Seems that way, many more false flags to come!

  2. Marc Chastain
    May 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I work at the Nuclear Plant in Southern New Jersey. We were doing a full participation drill with the States (NJ & DE) and it appears that someone at one of the two state Emergency inadvertantly activated EAS. A stupid error, but not a hack. For the residents of Salem and Cumberland Counties, I hope you found out whether you are ready for this scale of emergency, and if not, that you take this opportunity to increase your preparedness.

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