July 09, 2012
Clinton Power Station Hosts Community Night
Want to know more about nuclear power in your community?
Clinton, IL – Want to know more about nuclear power in your community? Visit Clinton Power Station’s Community Information Night and have station experts answer your questions.
The free open house will be held Friday, July 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Clinton Station’s training center at 8401 Power Road, Clinton, Ill.
Information about station enhancements made following last year’s event at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan will be available. Station experts will be on hand to discuss the layers upon layers of safety systems at the site as it relates to the station’s operations, safety, security and emergency preparedness functions, specifically as they relate to the Fukushima events.
Attendees can visit the exact replica of the station control room and tour one of the station’s emergency preparedness command centers.
"We look forward to hosting our community every year," said Clinton Site Vice President Bill Noll. "This is one of several opportunities for the community to see and learn more about what we do here every day to generate clean and reliable power."
Community Information Night is an important part of Clinton Power Station’s annual outreach campaign, designed to engage and educate the public on station operations. Station employees continue to be an active part of the community by volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations.
The station produces enough electricity 24 hours a day for one million homes. It is in DeWitt County, Ill., about 25 miles north of Decatur.
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