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Sep 19, 2012 6:36 AM

Chemical Stockpile Program Alarm Test Wednesday

RICHMOND (AP) - Some central Kentucky residents may hear sirens Wednesday, but there's no cause for alarm. It's the annual community-wide exercise of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program in Madison and surrounding counties.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says sirens will sound "Westminster Chimes," which is normally played quarterly and during tests.

The program is a joint venture between the Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help plan and prepare near chemical weapons storage sites such as Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County.

Besides the depot, other participants will be Blue Grass Chemical Activity, the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, Madison County Emergency Management Agency, various police and fire units, Madison County schools and Baptist Health Richmond.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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