Clinton, Ill. (May 21, 2009) - Clinton Power Station is the proud "parent" of three bald eagle chicks that were hatched recently in a nest near the power plant. A pair of adult bald eagles returned to their nest earlier this year in a protected wooded area along Clinton Lake. Speculation about whether eggs had been laid was confirmed when three eaglet heads were observed from a safe distance several weeks ago.
To protect the eagles and their young, a 660-foot buffer area has been established around the nest, which is located in a secured area near the plant.
"We're excited that the adult eagles have returned and are calling Clinton Lake their home," said Russ Kearney, Site Vice President. "This is a testament to our environmental stewardship of providing a good habitat for eagles and other wildlife."
The adult eagles first had twins in the spring of 2007, followed by another set of twins in the same nest in 2008.
For more information and to view photos of the eaglets, visit the Clinton Power Station Web site at www.exeloncorp.com.