April 27, 2009

 Peach Bottom Offers Community an Up Close Opportunity to Learn More about Nuclear Energy 

 Ever wondered how a nuclear energy plant works?  Or how nuclear energy helps the environment?  Find out on Friday, May 1 when Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station opens the doors of its training center to the public for its annual Community Information Night 

  

DELTA, PA (April 27, 2009) - Ever wondered how a nuclear energy plant works?  Or how nuclear energy helps the environment?  Find out on Friday, May 1 when Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station opens the doors of its training center to the public for its annual Community Information Night.
The free event will be held from 5-8 p.m.  Visitors should park in the outer parking lot of the station at 1848 Lay Road, Delta, Pa.  A bus will transport visitors to the training center.  A wheel-chair accessible van will also be available to transport visitors.  Please be advised that the vehicle checkpoint will not be open to visitors.
During the Community Information Night, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about station operations, maintenance, engineering, environmental, industrial safety, radiological safety, security, emergency preparedness and more.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will also participate with a display and handouts.  Visitors will be able to tour a simulated control room, which is used for training reactor operators.  Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.
Please R.S.V.P. by calling 717-456-4880.  If you have questions about Community Information Night, please call 717-456-4818 or e-mail bernadette.lauer@exeloncorp.com.

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond in York County.  Units 2 and 3 are boiling water reactors.  Unit 2 is capable of generating approximately 1,138 net megawatts and Unit 3 is capable of generating approximately 1,140 net megawatts.

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 Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 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 Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 480,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

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