September 26, 2013
Byron Generating Station Open House a Family-Friendly Educational Experience
Byron Generating Station personnel are rolling out the red carpet for Northern Illinois residents – inviting all to a highly informative and hands-on event on station property.
BYRON, Ill. — Byron Generating Station personnel are rolling out the red carpet for Northern Illinois residents – inviting all to a highly informative and hands-on event on station property. The nuclear plant’s annual community open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the training building located at 4450 N. German Church Road, about four miles south of Byron, Ill.
The open house features informational booths, interactive demonstrations, colorful educational displays, a look inside the control simulator, and much more. The free event is the perfect setting for those interested in learning more about nuclear power.
“This open house is a great opportunity for residents to see what we do at Byron Generating Station and how safety is the top priority for us each day” said Byron Station Vice President Russ Kearney. “We set up the open house as a family-friendly educational experience and we are pleased each year with the positive response from our visitors.”
Employees will provide general information about station operations, environmental awareness, security, safety, and other station enhancements that are made each year. Guests will also be able to tour the station’s control room simulator located in the training facility, which is where operator training is conducted.
Light refreshments will be served. Residents who have questions about the event or general questions about Byron Station and its outreach program can call (815) 406-3554.
Due to security restrictions, the open house is limited to the plant’s training center. It will not include a tour inside the plant.
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