From Harford County government:
Annual Event Helps Inform Residents and Engage Community in Station Operations
Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or how a nuclear plant operates? If you attend Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station’s Community Information Night, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more. You’ll also see firsthand how Exelon is investing more than $1.3 billion to keep Peach Bottom running safely and reliably for many years. The free event will be held in the station’s Training Center on Thursday, June 2 from 5-8 p.m.
Station employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations; site maintenance; engineering practices; environmental stewardship; industrial and radiological safety; site security; emergency preparedness and much more. A special presentation on the events in Japan will be provided and visitors can tour the plant’s control room simulator, which is used for training reactor operators. Refreshments will be served and younger guests will receive special ID badges, t-shirts, balloons and prizes.
“We look forward to Community Information Night every year,” said Peach Bottom Site Vice President, Tom Dougherty. “Given the recent events in Japan, we want our neighbors to see firsthand how hard we work every day to operate the plant safely and protect our employees, our neighbors and the environment.”
To ensure the safety of the plant and our guests, Peach Bottom’s vehicle checkpoint will not be open to Community Information Night attendees. Visitors are asked to park in the station’s outer parking lot at 1848 Lay Road. A bus will transport guests to the training center. If you require special access accommodations or have questions about Community Information Night, please contact David Tillman at 717-456-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Information Night is an important part of Peach Bottom’s annual public information and outreach campaign, designed to engage and educate the public on station operations. Throughout the year, Peach Bottom and its employees are very active in the community; volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 490,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.