TVA has offered Hamilton County Emergency Management agencies the use of their emergency sirens that are located within a ten mile radius of the nuclear sites for warning of severe weather. Bill Title, Emergency Management Chief, declined the use of the sirens because he felt the citizens would be 'confused' - we wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the warning for severe weather and the warning for a radiological emergency. I'm a citizen of Hamilton County and live within the ten mile radius of a nuclear plant. If my weather radio and local news media is telling me I'm under a tornado warning and I look outside to see weather conditions favorable for a tornado - I think if I heard the siren near my home go off, I'd think someone was telling me a tornado had been spotted, as opposed to the nuclear plant had an emergency. Upon hearing the sirens, we are instructed to turn to a local media outlet for further instructions. If I'm already watching the television and the newscaster is reporting the threat of a tornado in my area, I'm not stupid - I'd immediately think the siren's alarm was due to a tornado being sighted and I needed to seek cover.